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Global Tea Regions


Around the world with Tea

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Assam


The state of Assam is the world’s largest tea-growing region and lies on either side of the Brahmaputra River, which borders Bangladesh and Myanmar. This area experiences high precipitation during the monsoon period. The daytime temperature rises to about 96.8F (36 °C)…

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Darjeeling


Darjeeling, on the southern slopes of the Himalayas in northeast India, is the tea region par excellence. The most precious of the world’s teas are cultivated in the breathtaking landscape around the small city of Darjeeling. These tea gardens command the same respect as…

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Nilgiri and Southern India


The Nilgiri is a mountain range in southern India, a part of the Western Ghats, which is located at the interstice of the states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. The Nilgiri district is now entirely in the state of Tamil Nadu but was a part of the Madras Presidency of the British Raj…

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Taiwan


(Formerly known as Formosa)

Taiwan is famous for its tea which are of three main varieties: oolong tea, black tea and green tea. The earliest record of tea trees found in Taiwan can be traced back to 1717. Some of the teas retain the island’s former name, Formosa. Oolongs grown in Taiwan account for about 20% of world production…

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Indonesia


Tea was origninally employed as a decorative plant in the Tijgersgracht compound of Batavia. The seeds was imported into Indonesia from China. The tea bush was planted in Bogor in 1826. The Indonesian people have been acquainted with tea ever since. With the arrival of the…

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Himalayas


Terai and Dooars are the most significant tea gowing areas in this geographical location. The elevation of this area ranges from 90m to 1750m. Terai – This tea is well- processed leaves, with a slightly sweet taste with a spicy after note. They have an exceptionally good first flush during the month of…

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China


Tea has long entrenched history and tradition with China. Tea originates from China, and it is from here, that it spread across the entire world. Chinese tea can be classified into five distinctive categories: white, green, oolong, black and post-fermented. All of these come from varieties of the same…

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Japan


It is thought that tea arrived in Japan around the 9th century, when Japanese priests sent envoys to China, to learn about the Chinese culture. The first tea garden was located on Japan’s largest lake, Biwa-ko. The most important tea-growing district is Shizuoka, which lies in picturesque…

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Africa


Africa is one of the more ‘recent’ tea growing nations. Africa is now producing teas of a high quality. African teas are now used for blending the world over. Tea producing countries in Africa include Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and South Africa producing about 30% of world…

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Brazil


The “green gold of the Indios” is obtained from the leaves of the evergreen maté shrub; the leaves are sold either green or roasted. Maté contains caffeine. Just as in the process for Black or Green tea, maté is withered and dried, and the length of brewing time, from 5 to 10 minutes, determines the drink’s…

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Ceylon


The tea of Sri Lanka, is known internationally by the archaic name for the Island – Ceylon. Sri lanka is a land of mild, subtropical climate and diverse vegetation. The most important tea-growing areas are located in the central highlands. Ceylon tea is divided into three categories: 01. Low grown tea…

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