Tea is gaining popularity in America, but across the globe it has been enjoyed for centuries. WorldAtlas recently published this list of the Top 10 tea producing countries. We reached out to our fellow tea lovers and travelers to find out the must-sees and dos when you travel far and wide for your tea fix.
This South American country is the perfect place to cultivate black tea, and the Argentinians recognize Mate (an herbal brew) as their national drink. Be sure to grab a cup while visiting these recommendations from our community:
We don’t have any recommendations for you here, but we are hoping you can give us some! Tea overtook coffee in the last six centuries as the country’s hot beverage of choice, and now the country has thousands of acres of tea farms sprawling across its hills. If you get a chance to visit, let us know! We’d love to know what else to see and do.
The Japanese produce almost 100,000 tons of tea each year but export less than 2% of it! They obviously love their green tea, so while you enjoy a cup of that, make sure you also:
This country has a great balance of large-scale companies using modern technology as well as small-scale, independent producers. The types of tea they produce are about as varied as the sites to enjoy when you visit!
Although the Indonesians produce more black than green tea, their tea is most popular in blends. You may not recognize their crops, but hopefully you get a chance to check out:
Did you know that almost all of Turkey’s tea is produced near the small city of Rize? They produce mostly black tea and Rize tea, both of which rival the internationally famous drink: Turkish coffee.
4. Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan tea production has grown over 9000 times in the last 150 years, and it currently employs over a million Sri Lankan workers. Although we don’t have any personal recommendations for this country, we are envious of anyone who gets to visit “these beautiful beaches” in this bustling top tea country!
Rather than a country of large, commercial plantations, the majority of Kenya’s tea is produced on small farms less than one acre in size! This country is dedicated to innovation and are constantly working to develop stronger, more abundant varieties. Our tea family also recommends:
Although it is a top-tea producing nation, Indians actually drink over 70% of the tea produced in that country! India is most famous for the spicy chai blends popular with many Americans.
Consumed as a beverage and even a medicine, it is no surprise that this legendary tea-powerhouse produces over 1,000,000 tons each year! Not only do they produce lots of leaves, but the variety of teas is extensive with everything from the popular green to the lesser-known pu-erh.
Where have your tea travels taken you? Have you been to Sri Lanka or The Islamic Republic of Iran? Let us know where to go in the comments below!
From the second you step foot into Teaspressa, you are taken by the radiant decor and naturalist/positive vibe. That being said, my experience at Teaspressa was amazing. Their exceptional and gracious staff make you feel right at home and assist you in choosing the right drink for your individual taste buds. What I did not realize at the time, was how all the different recipes and combinations would fascinate me so much. Teaspressa truly is embarking on the mission to innovate the tea industry and I’m looking forward to following this journey along the way.
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