Tea is the product of the Camelia Sinensis plant. Depending upon its processing and curing it is then classified:
Lightly oxidized. Characterized by the fine silvery white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant.
Mainly grown and harvested from the Fujian province in China.
Unwilted and oxidized and allowed to yellow. Characterized by its yellow colour.
Mainly cultivated in China.
Unwilted and unoxidized. Fast becoming the tea of choice due to its health benefits.
Wilted, bruised and partially oxidized. Characterized by being rolled in long curly leaves.
A Chinese speciality tea.
Wilted & Fully oxidized – The most popular of teas.