Friday, November 11, 2011

Camellia Sinensis the Tea Plant



I recently purchased two Camellia Sinensis plants (Tea Plants) from Amazon.com.
These plants came from Larry's Orchids.

What an impression they made on Saturday at the tea program at our local library!
I am presenting another program tomorrow at another library.

Our weather here in southeastern Kentucky is too harsh in the winter to plant these outside.
Hopefully, they will survive inside this winter.

A little tea eduction:
TEA is produced from the Camellia Sinensis,
an evergreen plant
discovered in China nearly 5000 years ago
grown in tropical and sub-tropical climates.
There are thousands of different varieties of teas made from the Camellia Sinensis.
The most common types of teas are
Black, Oolong, Green, and White.
The Camellia Sinensis is currently grown in thousands of plantations in 80 countries around the world.

Come to my tea program at the county library tomorrow morning to learn more! :-)



5 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

are you gonna make your own tea? yumm.

Rosemary said...

Your tea plant looks just about like mine... my sister got me one this summer, and I haven't seen it grow yet! Hopefully, it'll be happy indoors this winter. Wish I could attend your tea program!

Steph said...

I'll be there in spirit!

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I wish I *could* have come to your program! Also, I'd love another tea plant so thanks for the tip about Amazon!

Marie said...

Oh, how wonderful! I have always thought it would be such a joy to have tea plants. I am so interested in all kinds of plants and because I love tea, the desire couldn't be helped! :-) I hope yours do well inside this summer. I think I could have some great success here in AZ, bringing the plants in for a couple of months in the winter only. I will HAVE to get one! Thanks so much for the info too.

 

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