Tea Plant -Camellia Sinensis
Tea Plant / Shrub, , Camellia Sinensis for GREEN TEA: PLUCK THE YOUNGEST LEAVES AND BUDS, DRY THEM IN SHADE AND STEAM IT IN A POT...for OOLONG TEA: pluck the tender leaves, dry them in shade, roast in oven at 250F for 20 mts.... FOR BLACK TEA: pluck the tender leaves, roll and crush the leaves on your finger tips, spread them on a tray and let it dry in a cool location for 2-3 days and roast them in oven 250F for 20 mts
The first 2-3 tender leaves are plucked, dried, roasted to make the famous cup of tea
- Camellia sinensis, BIG LEAF Tea plant- 18-24" tall
- this plant is the one which gives you the tea leaves
- evergreen plant with good looking white flowers
- mature size is 10-12 ft tall,
- hardy in zones 7-9, fall bloom, small cup shaped white flowers
Plants will be shipped semi-bare-root (with little soil) from December to April. As the plants are dormant (sleeping), it is perfectly safe to send them bare-root. Winter is the safest and the best time to ship plants.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.
Growing Zones: 7-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Mature Width:
- 6-8 ft.
- Botanical Name:
- Osmanthus fragrans
- Growth Rate: