ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5


Tea is a drink made from boiling hot water and adding the leaves of a tea plant. Tea plants are a type of bush that belongs to the Camellia family, and the leaves of the tea plant are dried, rolled and oxidized to make different types of tea. When you make tea from tea leaves, you usually add a little bit of sugar or honey to sweeten it. Different types of tea such as green, black, or oolong all have different flavor and aroma because of the way their leaves are processed. You can buy tea leaves or teabags that already have the leaves in them and all you have to do is pour hot water over them. There are lots of different flavors and brands of tea, so you can choose the one that you like best!