Tea is one of the famous beverages in the world. There are many types of tea in the world like Steeping tea, Black tea, Green tea, flowering tea, Oolong tea and Puerh tea etc. Origin of tea is from southwestern China, there it was used as a medicinal drink. It is the most widely consumed drink in the world after water. Tea is produced by a plant named Camellia Sinensis that grows mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. They needs almost 4 to 12 years from seed to harvest a plant of tea and if you cultivate it on 4900ft above sea level you will get good quality of tea. Every day almost 6 billion cups of tea is consumed around the world. Tea is very helpful drink to release mentally stress, normal headache etc. Lets see top 5 largest tea producing countries in the world.
China is the largest producer of tea in the world and it is the origin place of tea as well. Almost 1,730,000 tons of tea is produced in China a year it is around 36.0% of world’s total production. Green, oolong, white, pu-erh, yellow, and jasmine teas are some of tea varieties in China. Teas are grown commercially as far west as Sichuanand Yunnan regions and in Shandong province.
India is the world’s second largest producer of tea and it producing an average 1,208,780 m/t tonnes each year and it is almost 22.6% of world total production. Over 70% of the tea produced in India being consumed with in the domestic market. spicy Chai being the most popular one it is consumed with milk and exclusively produces the popular Assam and Darjeeling varieties as well. The main tea-producing states in India included Assam, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Sikkim, Nagaland, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Tea is one of the major crop in Kenya and it became world’s third tea producer in the world. Kenya tea has been the leading major foreign exchange earner for the country. Tea started in 1924 and since Kenya became a major producer of black tea. Kenya consist of small scale farming plantations owned by locals. Over 49 varieties of tea are developed in Kenya.
British planter James Taylor started a tea plantation in the Sri Lankan city of Kandy in 1867. Tea production is one of the Sri Lanka’s largest industries and employing over a million Sri Lankan workers. Their highest production of 340 million kg was recorded in 2013. They cultivate mostly black, green, and white tea.Ceylon black tea famous product of Sri Lanka.
Turkish tea is normally known as Rize tea it is a variant of black tea and it is consumed without milk, is produced on the eastern Black Seacoast, which has a mild climate with high precipitation and fertile soil. Turkish tea is typically prepared using two stacked kettles called “çaydanlık” that is specially designed for tea preparation. Turkish national tea is black and it is with a strong flavor. Turkish herbal teas are generally used as herbal medication, which are popular with foreign tourists.