Tea is an aromatic beverage prepared by pouring hot or boiling over cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis, an evergreen shrub native to , and other Asian countries.

Tea is also rarely made from the leaves of Camellia taliensis.

After , it is the most widely consumed drink in the world.

There are many different types of tea; some have a cooling, slightly bitter, and astringent flavour, while others have vastly different profiles that include sweet, nutty, floral, or grassy notes.

Tea has a stimulating effect in humans primarily due to its caffeine content.