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Camellia sinensis is the scientific name given to the tea plant.

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

A tea bush can produce tea up to 70 years

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea
Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

When the plants are approximately 9-12 months of age, they are ready to be removed from the tea nursery and re-planted in the tea fields.

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea
Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

It takes approximately 2-3 years depending on the elevation and climatic conditions, before these plants are ready to produce tea

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea
Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

Tea bushes are pruned every 2-3 years to maintain bush height and stimulate tender shoot growth

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea
Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

A tea bush can grow up to 10 meters if not pruned

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea
Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

Each tea plucker needs to pluck or pick two tender leaves and a bud. A tea picker picks 16-18 kilos per day on average

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea
Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea

Plucking Cycle is within 5-6 days where the tea bushes grow new shoots and are then re-plucked

Camellia sinensis - Talking Tea