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camellia sinensis

  • n  a tropical evergreen shrub or small tree extensively cultivated in e.g. China and Japan and India; source of tea leaves
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  • New Hilo shop will focus on all things tea
    A new shop, Teaching Tea, will open Saturday, July 20, at the Manono Marketplace in Hilo. It will be operated by JoAnn Aguirre. Tea is steeped in ancient agricultural as well as cultural traditions around the globe, and after water is the most consumed beverage in the world. The Big Island was first introduced to Camellia sinensis in 1887, but the crop did not persist due to economic reasons.
    July 15, 2013 - Hawaii Tribune-Herald

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