Category: The Tea Plant

Sinensis, Other Camellias and Making Tea

Ornamental Flowering Camellias are not traditionally used for making tea. Camellia sinensis is used for tea.

Ornamental Flowering Camellias are not traditionally used for making tea

Is it Just About Sinensis? I am so fortunate to live in a southern climate where Camellias are the Queen of the winter garden.   These beautiful old stately evergreen shrubs bloom in the fall and winter in gardens throughout mild regions of the USA.  They grow well in the deep south where they have [Continue]

Will the Real Green Tea Plant Stand Up?

People are always asking me for the same question – “Do you sell ‘green’ tea plants?”.  I have to snicker a little at the question, then I have to stop myself to realize that perhaps not everyone knows that all tea plants are green!!  Comical, but not the intended question, I’m sure.  I guess what most [Continue]

Fall Flowering Tea Plants

Camellia sinensis Tea Flowers

Camellia sinensis Flowers

Flowering Tea Plants tend to bloom late summer to early fall and and slightly fragrant.  They do attract bees so “bee-ware”.   Camellia sinensis Tea Plants are evergreen plants that can fit nicely into any landscape.  The are the ultimate landscape shrub whether you make tea or not! Tea Plants can grow in climate zones 7, [Continue]

Beautiful Tea Blossoms

Old Savannah Tea Flowers

Old Savannah Tea™ Flowers

One plant –two uses! Camellia sinensis is not just for tea. It is a wonderful addition to any garden because of it’s “camellia family” characteristics. Much unlike most of it’s famous camellia cousins, Camellia japonica and Camellia sasanqua, Camellia sinensis flowers are small, simple and some are even slightly fragrant. Late summer sprays of blossoms [Continue]

GMO Free Tea Plants

The acronym GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms, which refers to any food product that has been altered at the gene level. Genetically modified foods are also frequently described as “genetically engineered”, “genetically altered” or “genetically manipulated.” In today’s world, you never know what has happened to your food before it gets to you.  There [Continue]