Tea bush - Camelia sinensis

Camelia sinensis


The tea bush belongs to the Theaceae family. This evergreen may reach 15 m, and can live for a hundred years. When cultivated, it is pruned to 1.5 to 2 m, to facilitate manual picking. It originated in India and is mainly cultivated in the hilly regions of Asia or China. The different types of tea are obtained from this species.


The Chinese used it traditionally as a digestive remedy and to stimulate metabolism. It is widely used in cooking and infusions.


Green tea has multiple applications in natural cosmetics. Very rich in polyphenols with antioxidant properties, it protects the skin's cells from free radicals. Its caffeine and theophylline content makes it an appreciated ingredient for its stimulating and toning properties. White tea, existing in China, is tea that is harvested in the first days of spring. Dried naturally, it gives silver-coloured leaves. Its pure transparent infusion gives strength and refreshment to those who drink it.


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