So before I start a real garden I'd like to dip my toes in and grow maybe a few tea plants. I've done some reading and it seems like the best type of plant for what I want is Camellia Sinensis Var. Sinensis. However, I'd like to get your guys' take on it here. I'd like something that I can raise inside in the winters while its small/fragile but gets a decent little size. I'll be moving away from home in a few years (3ish) so I'd like a type that doesn't get too big so I can still transport it easily in a decent sized pot. So perhaps a small shrub but big enough for me to harvest and make tea with it consistently (i don't know how often really) perhaps every few days? If thats unrealistic please do let me know, I'm still really new to this. I've only done research so far.
And also, I'm not sure if I want to start growing from seed up or start with a small little already grown plant. What does growing from a seed really do other than provide oneself with a greater sense of accomplishment? I appreciate any and all advice given. Thanks in advance! ^_^
EDIT: I realized there is a Forum Area for just Herbal Growing so I'll repost this in there, sorry.