Friday, January 12, 2018

Tea plant characteristics

The plant is low shrubs are cultivate in cool mountains regions, and the foliage is dried and cut to produce tea.

The tea plant belongs to the family Theaceae, genus Camellia, and species Camellia sinensis with main varieties, C. sinensis var, sinensis and C. sinensis var. assamica as well as some minors.

Camellia sinensis is a camellia shrub with less ornamental flowers, though the shrub itself is beautiful with lovely evergreen foliage.

Camellia sinensis is more tolerant to high altitude and low temperature, while hot and humid climate are more suitable for Camellia assamica. The rainfall range is between 900 and 6000mm, while optimal rainfall uniformly distribute over the year is about 1600 mm.

Camellia sinensis var. sinensis grows only 5.7 meters high, although, it is kept prune to a height of a little over one meter in cultivation.
Tea plant characteristics
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