Did you know all true tea comes from a single plant?
The tea plant is an evergreen shrub named Camellia sinensis. Over the centuries, tea growing regions around the world have used the leaves of the tea plant to craft their own distinct styles of tea. From simple to complex, the preparation and flavor profile of the tea is reflective of regional culinary tastes and are uniquely distinguished by both processing methods and terrain. While factors like altitude, soil, and weather all contribute to the flavor known as terroir, it is the varied steps in the handling and processing of the tea leaves that contribute to the taste and character of the tea.