Tea Plant (Camellia sinensis)
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An essential oil is distilled from the fermented and dried leaves. It is used in perfumery and in commercial food flavouring.
A non-drying oil is obtained from the seeds. Refined teaseed oil, made by removing the free fatty acids with caustic soda, then bleaching the oil with Fuller’s earth and a sprinkling of bone black, makes an oil suitable for use in manufacture of sanctuary or signal oil for burning purposes, and in all respects is considered a favourable substitute for rapeseed, olive, or lard oils. The oil is different from cottonseed, corn, or sesame oils in that it is a non-drying oil and is not subject to oxidation changes, thus making it very suitable for use in the textile industry; it remains liquid below -18deg.C.
A grey dye is obtained from the pink or red petals.
The leaves contain 13 – 18% tannin. The leaves also contain quercetin, a dyestuff that, when found in other plants, is much used as a dye. The quantity of quercetin is not given[K].
Wood – moderately hard, close and even grained. It is very good for walking sticks.
Cultivation & Habitat
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