Synonym: Thea sinensis, Camellia bohea, Camellia thea, Thea bohea, Thea sinensis
The leaves of the tea plant provide the tea of commerce. The terminal shoots with 2 or 3 leaves are collected, every week or every other weeks. They can be heated immediately to stop any fermentation, this provides green tea, or they can be rolled and fermented for several hours before being oven heated and dried, this provides the black tea.
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