The word tea comes from the Ancient Chinese word d’a and
is largely grown in China, Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon),
India, Australia and Japan as well as Argentina, Nepal, Kenya,
Pakistan and Taiwan (formerly known as Formosa).
Tea is made from the dried leaves of a shrub and in fact both
black and green tea come from the leaves of the same shrub; the
only difference being is that the leaves for green tea are processed
quicker than those for black. In addition the older and bigger
the leaf, the lesser the flavor. The flavor of the tea will also
depend to a degree on the country in which it is grown.
English Breakfast Tea is made from black leaves. However the
choicest of teas such as the Indian teas ‘Flowery Pekoe’
and ‘Orange Pekoe’ are made from the youngest and
sweetest leaves; these grow at the tip of the tea shrub twigs.