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Open Source Tea. Sharing of tips on what to do with your tea plant to make green tea! Figure out a varietal that you like or create your own! A group created by a tea professional.

Location: Seattle, WA
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Latest Activity: May 19, 2010

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.
(from Wikipedia)

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Houston, we have Kombucha!

Started by Michael Levin Feb 7, 2010. 0 Replies

Wow! It worked! I was a little concerned when I saw the Kombucha afterabout…Continue

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How to make kombucha

Started by Saroj Earl. Last reply by Michael Levin Feb 5, 2010. 4 Replies

Mike..Congratulations & good luck with your first batch of kombucha. I'm certain you'll be enjoying your own fresh delicious brew when it's ready. Sorry, I don't know the science of kombucha. And…Continue

How to Make Kombucha Tea

Started by Michael Levin. Last reply by Michael Levin Jan 22, 2010. 2 Replies

I've been curious about kombucha ever since Zach Lutz wrote about…Continue

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The Book of Tea

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I was reading "…Continue

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2005 Dian Hong - Organic Tea

Started by Michael Levin Apr 22, 2009. 0 Replies

From The Tao of Tea store. It's subtly good. Flowery. Can anyone tell me what their experiences are with aged tea like this?FYI - that's a loofa lurking in the…Continue

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Growing Your Own Tea is Good For You!

Started by Michael Levin Oct 14, 2008. 0 Replies

To tell the Truth but tell it slant -Success in Circuit liesToo bright for our infirm DelightThe Truth's superb surpriseAs lightning to the Children easedWith explanation kindThe Truth must dazzle…Continue

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Comment by Michael Levin on September 5, 2008 at 1:25pm
Hi, Bill! Glad you joined us at the Camellia Sinensis group.
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