About Camellia Sinensis
Tea refers to the agricultural products of the leaves, leaf buds, and internodes of Camellia sinensis, prepared and cured by various methods. "Tea" also refers to the aromatic beverage prepared from such cured leaves by combination with hot or boiling water and the colloquial name for the Camellia sinensis plant itself.
Tea is the most widely-consumed beverage after water. It has a cooling, slightly bitter, astringent flavor.
The four types of tea most commonly found on the market are black tea, oolong tea, green tea and white tea, all of which can be made from the same bushes, processed differently, and in the case of fine white tea, grown differently. Pu-erh tea, a double-fermented black tea, is also often classified as among the most popular types of tea.
Camellia Sinensis Reading List
I'm having some of this now! Delicious... "A beautiful black tea Bing Cha ‘tea cake’ from central Yunnan province, China. During the third century BC the central area of Yunnan (around present day Kunming) was known as Dian. As a result, the term "Dian Hong" (Dian Red) is often used to delineate Yunnan black teas."
For kefir making by means of Tibetan milk mushroom...
Ocimum tenuiflorum (also tulsi, tulasī) is an aromatic plant in the family Lamiaceae which is native throughout the Old World tropics and widespread as a cultivated plant and an escaped weed. It is an erect, much branched subshrub 30-60 cm tall with hairy stems and simple opposite green leaves that are strongly scented. Leaves have petioles, and are ovate, up to 5 cm long, usually slightly toothed. Flowers are purplish in elongate racemes in close whorls. There are two main morphotypes cultivated in India—green-leaved (Sri or Lakshmi tulsi) and purple-leaved (Krishna tulsi)...
I'm sitting here drinking a glass from a batch my hubby made a while back, and I swear I'm getting high off it! I thought at first I was maybe imagining it, but I'm positive I'm stoned off it. Has this ever happened to anyone before?
Kombucha is a living health drink made by fermenting tea and sugar with the kombucha culture. The result can taste like something between sparkling apple cider and champagne, depending on what kind of tea you use. It's not what you'd imagine fermented tea to taste like.