Grow your own tea. These plants are cuttings from a former Lipton owned plantation. This camellia species is very easy to grow and cost much less than our grafted camellias. We suggest beginning with at least 4 plants if you want to try your hand at making tea. This small leaf form, tends to be vigorous, upright, easily established, thus making a nice 4 to 5 ft. hedge. Large quantities are available of these 12 to 18 inch plants..
This variety is the plant from which green, black, white, and oolong tea are made. Each type (green vs. black) is made using different drying methods. Tea leaves can be harvested about every two weeks during active growing season, but a hedge may be needed to supply a family with a daily supply. Fresh made tea is much better than tea that has been stored for a few months. Green tea contains caffeine and it has been used to increase alertness, cancer prevention, to lower cholesterol, and to prevent-delay Parkinson's disease. All tea is made from the same plant, just a different technique for types of tea. Zone 8-10 Full Sun Height 48-72 inches Spread 48-72 inches
The plants we ship are 12 to 15 inches tall in quart pots. These plants are about 18 to 24 months and strongly rooted in pot. We feel these plants are of exceptional value for the price paid.
It's growing strongly in the pot! It's in a pot because it is too cold for camellias here in the winter, so I'll take it indoors. Looking good.
5 days ago by Montessori House
Jun 5, 2018 by Amber C
Tea plant arrived quickly and was in great shape. It was also larger than I expected, which is even better! Would buy from again, thanks!
May 25, 2018 by Jeremiah Linson
I wish they have 7 starts! The plant is very happy growing now!
May 14, 2018 by Xiaoyan Chen
IT came within 5 days of purchase plant looks really healthy