Tea is an ancestral beverage with very deep and widely extended roots into the oriental culture, which historical origins take us to the far east lands. Both eastern and western countries have been using tea as a natural remedy, cure or cleanser, due to its many beneficial characteristics for our organism. Also, tea has been used as a bracing and energizing infusion, always associated with spiritual, reflection, meditation and find oneself moments. Numerous cultures share the magic and charm behind the preparation and consumption of tea, becoming an essential ritual.
The Camellia Sinensis, or tea plant, is a bush or small tree of approximately 2 metres height, that grows preferably in the acidic soil like the one found in Galicia. Because it is a perennial plant, we can ensure to have a leafy and colourful spot in our garden the whole year. Its fine white or cream-colored flowers lend to this variety of camellia an extraordinary elegance and delicacy that we can enjoy the months between November and February. Besides its great ornamental features, through the harvest and treatment of its leaves, we can obtain a variety of tea types in our own home.