Big Leaf Tea Plant

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Big Leaf Tea Plant is a versatile and evergreen shrub or small tree. This species is the primary source of tea leaves used to produce various types of tea, including green tea, black tea, white tea, and oolong tea. The plant features dark green, glossy leaves and produces small, fragrant white flowers with yellow centers. The key distinction lies in how the leaves are processed—different methods result in the diverse array of tea varieties. Big Leaf Tea Plant is appreciated not only for its economic significance in the tea industry but also for its cultural and historical importance, playing a central role in traditional tea ceremonies and practices.

Botanical Name  

Camellia sinensis 

Also Known As  

Large Leaf Tea Shurb | Cold Hardy Tea Plant | Assam Tea | Tea Camellia | Tea Plant | Tea Tree Camellia | 茶树


USDA Zone  
Light Needs  
Watering Needs  
Life Cycle  
Avg. Mature Size  
Growth Rate  
Bloom Time  
Flower Color  
Harvest Season  
Years to Bear  

6 - 9
Partial - Full Sun
6' Tall and 4' Wide
1st Year


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