Small evergreen tree to 20-25 ft tall, usually pruned back to shrubs in cultivation, with strong taproot giving rise to a surface. Small white flowers with golden stamens in fall and winter.
Tea is the second most commonly drank liquid on earth after water. It has numerous medicinal benefits mainly due to its antibacterial and antioxidant properties. Chinese saying: Better to be deprived of food for three days, than of tea for one. Tea has been consumed socially and habitually by people for so long (since 3000 BC).