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Cape barren tea or white correa is a compact shrub that may grow as a ground cover or up to 2 m high. Its grey-green leaves are oval, 2 to 4 cm long and hairy, the small flowers are white, star-shaped and have four petals. It is native to the southeastern coast of Australia between New South Wales and South Australia and also grows in Tasmania.

The leaves of the white correa were used as a substitute for black tea by early settlers in Australia. The taste of its tea reminds of jasmine tea and is best drunk without milk. Nowadays Cape barren tea is unknown to most Australians. In modern bushfood cuisine it is not used.


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