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Tea Plant

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Grown your own tea with these fabulous hardy tea plants (Camellia sinensis). Process the leaves to make your own delicious green tea at home, or experiment with drying the leaves for a more traditional cuppa! As well as producing fragrant leaves they have pretty flowers in winter.
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We've some super tea plants just arrived here at the nursery. These are leafy, strong and nicely shaped little plants just as in the main photo, and have buds and / or flowers too. They are younger plants, but with time they will produce enough leaves to harvest, making them a great gift for someone who loves a good brew.
45cm tall including 1.5L pot
1 x Tea Plant   + £0.00
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4.5 Stars 4.7/ 5 50 reviews
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Lynne Gornall, Apr 27
5 stars

Beautiful, healthy plant that was well packaged and presented, and which arrived on time. Will definitely buy from this company again.

Louise Wren, Apr 14
5 stars

Lovely product, arrived in great condition.

customer, Apr 08
5 stars


BobC, Apr 05
5 stars

Plant was more expensive than from other suppliers but this was offset by quality of the plant, additional ceramic pot and gift card. Plant was in perfect condition as delivered and came with comprehensive instructions on how to look after it. Recommended!

tim stafford, Mar 25
5 stars

As before.. good size, well established and vibrant ????????

rob, Mar 10
5 stars

Very healthy plant growing nicely

Sarah Butler, Feb 28
5 stars

The tea plant arrived in lovely condition, had been very carefully packed. Have only had it for a few weeks but so far it looks very healthy.

Sheila B, Feb 23
5 stars

Very healthy plant already doing really well.

Barbara F, Nov 22
5 stars

unusual and unique plant I sent as gift. comes with a beautiful pot and card included

B Hendrich, Oct 25
5 stars

As described, in good quality, well packaged

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Tea plants are members of the Camellia family and are really outdoor plants, but when they are young they make decorative pot plants in a cool room. Tea plants are quite slow growing, but eventually they can reach heights of 2 metres

While the plant is indoors, keep it as cool as you can and make sure there is plenty of natural light but not direct sunlight. An East or West facing window is ideal. Outdoors your plants will do well in pots on a sheltered patio or in a partially shaded spot. Tea plants are hardy but whilst young they should be protected from severe frosts particularly when in a pot.

Keep your Camellia Sinensis well watered, the compost should feel wet to touch at all times. As your plant grows it can be repotted in a larger pot or even in the ground. All Camellia's like acidic soil, so choose compost suitable for rhododendrons and heathers and other acid-loving plants.

Tea plants produce small fragrant flowers in winter and dark glossy leaves year-round. Once you have a sizeable bush the leaves can be harvested fresh to make green tea or dried to make traditional or ‘brown’ tea. To develop a more ‘bushy’ shape you may wish to pinch out the top few leaves every now and then.

Problem Solving

Direct sunlight can lead to brown tips to the leaves so try to move your plant into a shadier position and if your plant is indoors then do make sure it is back from the window and any radiators. Remove the flowers as they shrivel to keep the plant tidy and to minimise the risk of mildew.

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Tea for Two

Scientific Name:Camelia Sinensis

A member of the Camelia family the 'Tea Plant' surprisingly enough is named after the drink that it's leaves make. 'Sinensis' is latin for 'Chinese'; and Chinese tea plants are used to produce some of the most popular teas.

Neat dark green foliage and tiny white flowers in early summer

Tea Plants are quite slow growing but they can grow up to 3m high and produce heavy crops of the savoury leaves they are famous for. They are hardy and although they need some protection when young can be grown outside in the UK.


Tea has been drunk in China as a medicine since 2500BC and was introduced to Japan from there and finally to Europe in the 17th Century where Britain began it's love affair with Afternoon Tea. Normally the buds and the top 2 or 3 youngest leaves are harvested for tea making

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