Where is tea grown?
Though tea originated in China thousands of years ago, commercial tea cultivation is now being practiced in dozens of countries around the world. Below is a list of countries we carry tea from, which focuses on the more popular/traditional origins. Not all of these are the largest producers, but in both historic and current terms they are the most significant.
China is the largest tea producer in the world. Each region of China is so uniquely different from the others, that it’s better to consider them as individual locations rather than being lumped together as “Chinese."
Tea from Sri Lanka has always been primarily driven by export and still goes by its colonial name of “Ceylon” since this is the brand name it was built upon.
Though other types of tea are produced in India, the overwhelming focus from both a level of volume and expertise is black tea.