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Tea In Sri Lanka

Tea In Sri Lanka

Teas from the highest region on the island are described as the “champagne” of Ceylon teas. Until the 1860s, the main crop produced on the island of Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, was coffee. But in 1869, the coffee-rust fungus, Hemileia vastatrix, killed the majority of […]

Assam Tea

Assam Tea

Today, tea is grown on both sides of the Brahmaputra Valley, the largest black tea- producing region of the world. In 1993, approximately 155 years after those first chests of tea arrived in London,Assam’s 2,000 gardens produced a record 444,231.8 tons— 53 percent of the […]

Tea In India

Tea In India

One of the world’s largest producers of tea, with more than 13,000 gardens. A Dutch explorer who sailed round the Cape of Good Hope to Goa on India’s west coast in the late sixteenth century, mentioned the tea-drinking customs of the Indian people. In this […]

Tea In Tanzania

Tea In Tanzania

Quality of tea varies according to the altitude and plucking standards. German settlers were the first to grow tea at Amari and Rungwa in Tanzania in about 1905, but commercial production did not start until 1926. A factory was opened at Mufindi in 1930 and […]

Tea In South Africa

Tea In South Africa

Zulu tea has found a niche market in Europe and the U.S. The first tea plants in South Africa,brought from Kew Gardens in England, were planted south of the Limpopo River in the Durban Botanical Gardens, Natal, in 1850. When commercial cultivation started in 1877, […]

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