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What is Tea?

It is how the leaves are processed that will determine their final classification as either black, green, oolong, pu-erh or white tea. The main difference between the many tea varieties is how much oxygen the leaves are allowed to absorb during processing. Much oxygen produces dark-colored teas. Little oxygen leaves the tea in its original green state. The unprocessed, unopened buds are called white tea.

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Technically, tea (black, white, green, oolong) comes from the Camellia Sinensis evergreen plant. How the plant is processed determines the type of tea.

All tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant is naturally caffeinated.


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