Tea

Latin name: Camellia sinensis
Location: Japanese Edible Garden
What it looks like: It is a small woody evergreen shrub. The flowers are small and white and have a strong fragrance.
History:
The Tea plant was first recorded in China in 59BC. Drinking tea first started in England in the 1600s when tea leaves were first imported. The first commercial crop of tea grown in England was in 2005!
How to eat it: You can pick the soft, new end leaves and add to salads and sandwiches, the flowers are also edible. You can pick and dry the leaves to make tea drinks.
More information: The tea plant is related to the common Camellia.

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