Tea and Chamomile Tea
Tea is constituted by dried leaves of the
Thea plant from the Ternstroemiacee family, an evergreen bush whose leaves are picked
several times a year, from the third year of the plant's life onwards. Two qualities of
tea are those mainly distinguished: green teas and black teas. The use of this plant for
medicinal purposes was already practized by the Chinese many centuries before Christ. In
Europe the use of the drink began to spread in the 15th century and only in the 19th
century was cultivation in India, Ceylon and other parts of the world started.