Categories of Tea
How do they differ?
Firstly, tea leaves for each of these types of tea are picked from different tea bushes. Yes, they all come from the same tea plant called Camellia Senensis, however there are numerous sub-variations of it - and for each type of tea only certain variations are used to get out its best qualities. Today, there are more than 260 variations of the tea plant in China.
And secondly, the level processing involved is different, ranging from none (for white teas) to very complicated long fermentation processes (for Puerhs).
Only two points, but the difference between the teas is huge!