Kumasaka Camellia - Knowledgebase Question

Lynnwood, WA
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Question by Sunflowerkp
December 8, 2006
Is Kumasaka Camellia Green Tea? Can I make green tea out of the Camellia leaves? Thank you

Answer from NGA
December 8, 2006
Kumasaka Camellia is Camellia japonica. The leaves of this plant are not used to make green tea. If you want to harvest your own leaves for tea, you'll need to grow camellia sinensis. Fresh leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant are steamed to produce green tea.

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