8 Countries that Produce the Most Tea in the World

While coffee might seem to be the “go-to” drink for those seeking a hot beverage, the world actually runs on tea. Aside from water, tea is the most popular beverage in the world, and in the United States alone; tea imports have risen over 400% since 1990. Popular for thousands of years, tea is believed to have originated in China as a medicinal drink. In the 17th century, it spread to the UK, establishing its hold there – and, judging by the British cultural institution that is the ‘cuppa,’ it has obviously maintained its popularity. If you need a bit of a pick me up, you can reach for a black or green caffeinated tea; to wind down after a long day, there are countless varieties of decaffeinated herbal teas. Insidermonkey experts made a list of the countries that produce the most tea 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, but most famous of them is Black tea it is basically a china originated drink and now it is most widely consumed drink in the world after water. Tea is a helpful drink to release mentally stress, normal headache, fatigue and cold it is not an expensive drink so everyone can afford it that’s why it is widely been used in every corner of world on daily basis. Basically tea is produced by a plant named Camellia Sinensis this plant grows in the tropical climates of United Kingdom, Scotland, Washington, Kenya etc and it is estimated that it needs 4 to 12 years from seed to harvest a plant of tea and if you need a high quality tea then you have to cultivate it on 4900ft above sea level. There are many tea producing countries in the continents of Asia and Europe but here we made a list that shows the top ten largest tea producing countries in the world in amount of metric tons. Don’t skip our article on the world’s most expensive teas.

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