Ilex kaushue

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Ilex kaushue
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Tea made with the dried leaves of Ilex kaushue
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Aquifoliales
Family: Aquifoliaceae
Genus: Ilex
Species: I. kaushue
Binomial name
Ilex kaushue
  • Ilex kudingcha C.J. Tseng
  • Ilex latifolia fo. puberula D. Fang & Z.M. Tan

Ilex kaushue is a species of plant in the Aquifoliaceae family, which is used to make a very bitter tea called kuding. It is native to China, growing in dense forests, a tree up to 8 metres (26 ft) tall.[2]


  1. ^ "". Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Shu-kun Chen; Haiying Ma; Yuxing Feng; Gabrielle Barriera; Pierre-André Loizeau. "Aquifoliaceae". Flora of China. 11. pp. 364, 394.