The botanical name of the tea bush is Camellia sinensis.
Tea is an aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to Asia. After water, it is the most widely consumed drink in the world. There are many different types of tea; some teas, like Darjeeling and Chinese greens, have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavor, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral, or grassy notes.
The leaves of Camellia sinensis are harvested, cut and dried to make tea as a beverage. Reconstituted with hot water, the leaves make a consumable drink popular worldwide.