Camellia sinensis

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a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India

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A Phu Noy family (literally 'small person', the ethnic group having its roots in Myanmar) picks leaves from the '400-year-old' camelia sinensis trees outside Ban Komaen.
White tea is very similar to GT but it is exceptionally prepared only from the buds and young leaves of Camelia sinensis plant, which are plucked only during the early spring before the buds have been fully opened (Hilal and Engelhardt, 2007; Sohle et al, 2009; Rusak et al.
All teas (green, black, white and Oolong) are derived from the same plant, Camelia Sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to East Asia.
Tea drinkers, if they aren't dyed in the wool Camelia sinensis fans, can turn to any number of herbal infusions that provide flavor, aroma, and sometimes even a calorie-free sensation of sweetness.