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Tea Trivia Day 15
What do you think is the average productive life of a tea plant? The correct answer was 30-40 years.
Tea plants are often harvested 4-5 times per season and are then pruned in autumn in order to give the tea plants some rest.
Usually after 40 years the tea plant becomes uneconomic due to a disease and therefore they get ripped out and a new one is planted. There are of course tea plants that are 120 years old or wild tea plants that are older, however this is not common practice.