• Latin name: Camellia sinensis
  • CAS No .: 84650-60-2
  • Specifications: from 5% to 85% natural CAFFEINE, or min. 20% & 30% L-THEANINE, or with D: E = 4: 1 & 20: 1
  • Used Part: leaves
  • Test Method: HPLC


Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze is the tea plant, which is the species of plant whose leaves and buds are used to make tea. It belongs to the genus Camellia, a genus of plants of the Theaceae family

Camellia sinensis is an erect shrub, with ovate-sharp leaves, with a toothed margin, of a bright light green color; the simple flowers of small size, white in color, bear numerous golden-yellow stamens; it is native to the continental part of South and Southeast Asia, but today it is cultivated all over the world, especially in tropical and subtropical climate regions.

The seeds of Camellia sinensis can be pressed to obtain a sweet oil used in cooking, not to be confused with the essential oil

Generally the younger leaves are intended for harvesting for tea production and are characterized by a light white or silver down