All about tea

Tea, cha, chai, thé….there are literally thousands of different teas, grown in over fifty countries drunk in various ways from iced to spiced throughout the world.  It’s no wonder the tea world can seem daunting.  Sit back with a cup of Tea by Birdy and let us introduce you to tea and tell you all you need know about this amazing drink.
Sometimes the word ‘tea’ is wrongly used to refer to infusions made from any plant (such as mint or camomile, rooibos, lemongrass)  but don’t be confused by this.  ‘Tea’ is the brew we make from the leaves and leaf buds of the tea plant Camellia sinensis var. sinensis or the Chinese Camellia. Infusions made from other plants are called ‘herbal infusions, ‘infusions’ or ‘tisanes’.