Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers"
at the end of the quiz.
1. Tea is an infusion made by steeping processed leaves, buds, or
twigs of the tea bush, Camellia sinensis, in hot water for
2. The four basic types of true tea are black tea and oolong tea.
What is NOT a C. sinensis tea?
- Green tea
- White tea
- Herbal tea
3. Camellia sinensis is an evergreen plant that grows mainly in
tropical and sub-tropical climates.
4. Only the top 1-2 inches of the mature plant are picked. These
buds and leaves are called flushes. During the growing season,
how many days does a plant grow a new flush?
- 1 to 2 days
- 3 to 5 days
- 7 to 10 days
5. Almost all teas in bags and most other teas sold in the West are
pure tea and not blends.
6. Experts believe Tea originated in southeast Asia, the point of
confluence of the lands of northeast India and north Burma. What are is NOT
in the area?
- Southwest China
7. China is considered to have the earliest records of tea drinking.
Recorded tea use in its history dating back to what period?
- First millennium BC
- First millennium
- Second millennium BC
8. The earliest known references to green tea in Japan are in a text
written by a Buddhist monk. When was the time?
- 2 B.C.
- 9th century
- 1st century
9. The importing of tea into Britain began in the 1660s with the
king’s marriage of with the Portuguese princess Catherine of Braganza
where she brought to the court the habit of drinking tea. Who was the
- King Henry VIII
- King Charles II
- King Harry II
10. The escalation of tea British importation and sales over the
period 1690 to 1750 is mirrored closely by the increase in importation
and sales of what other product?
- Cane sugar
- Kola Nuts