Tea is grown in many different regions of the world, with the largest tea-producing countries being China, India, and Sri Lanka. Other major tea-producing countries include Kenya, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
In China, tea is grown in the provinces of Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, and Sichuan. Chinese teas are known for their unique flavors and aromas, and include well-known varieties such as green tea, oolong tea (see our oolong tea here), and pu-erh tea.
In India, tea is grown in the states of Assam, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu. Our black tea is grown in the Nilgiri mountains in Tamil Nadu - learn more about it here. Indian tea is known for its strong, full-bodied flavor, and includes well-known varieties such as Darjeeling and Assam. Assam is where our Heritage Masala Chai is grown and blended - learn more about it here.
In Sri Lanka, tea is grown in the central highlands, where the cool, misty climate is ideal for tea production. Sri Lankan tea is known for its bold, robust flavor, and includes well-known varieties such as Ceylon tea.
Overall, tea is grown in many different regions of the world, each with its own unique climate, soil, and growing conditions. These factors, along with the way the tea leaves are processed, all contribute to the unique flavors and aromas of the different types of tea.
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