Tea growing countries

Tea remains the second most consumed drink in the world after water. Until the end of the 19th century, the production was concentrated in Asia, however, rising global demand for tea have led other countries to cultivate their own tea. Now, it’s produced in 40 countries around the world. 

Tea is mainly grown in Asia, Africa, South America, and around the Black and Caspian Seas; 75% of the world’s tea production is represented by four biggest tea-producing countries of China, India, Sri Lanka and Kenya. 

These countries are also the biggest exporters of tea. Japan is also a major tea producing country, but exports very little due to a high level of domestic consumptions. Sri Lanka exports a greater share of tea than Japan.

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