There are the plants of the species Camellia sinensis var Assamica the tea trees to be.
There are two types of tea plants:
- Tea bush , Camellia sinensis var sinensis, is widespread in China, Taiwan and Japan . Leaves are small, round and gives it an aromatic, mild infusion. The plants can only be up to 100 years old.
|50 years old tea plant Camellia sinensis var sinensis|
- Tea tree , Camellia sinensis var Assamica, originally from Yunnan. The plant has a single stem can be very high. The leaves are very large and robust. The tea trees, in contrast to the tea bush are several hundred years old.
|Tea tree, Camellia sinensis var Assamica|