Tea. An aromatic beverage commonly prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis, an evergreen bush or shrub native to East Asia. Heat your water in tea kettles, whether cordless or stovetop. Steep your tea in infusers. By the cup or in tea pots. Whistling or quiet. In your choice of colors. Drink it for the taste, for the aroma, for the nutritional value and health benefits, or just for the experience of that perfect cup of tea.