A world of tea : Map of tea-producing countries
Travel in the heart of the most beautiful tea plantations. On each continent, passionate women and men produce rare and unique teas that reveal the diversity of terroirs. Click on the different points of the map to discover the history of these exceptional lands.
Travel in the heart of the most beautiful tea plantations. On each continent, passionate women and men produce rare and unique teas that reveal the diversity of terroirs. Discover the history of these exceptional lands.
- ChinaThe cradle of tea and first world producer, China offers the largest variety of tea in the world. Discover its history and some emblematic teas from The Middle Kingdom.
- JapanThe national drink of the country, tea is anchored in Japanese tradition since the 12th century. Discover Japanese teas, steamed green teas that are remarkably refreshing.
- IndeCurrently the second largest world producer of tea, India would have to wait until the 19th century to begin its tea cultivation. The country produces a number of exceptional teas.
- ThailandeFor several years, very high-quality teas have been produced in Thailand. These teas are created using tea plants and production techniques from Taiwan.
- IndonesiaWith its tall mountains, volcanic soil rich in minerals, exceptional biodiversity and tropical climate, Indonesia offers the ideal conditions for the cultivation of tea plants.
- South KoreaWhile production of tea remains limited and not highly exported in the West, the “Land of Morning Calm” reveals rare, little known and prestigious teas.
- TaiwanThe island of Taiwan is the land historically reputable for its Oolong teas (semi-oxidized tea). In the last few years, the country has also offered some rare black teas of quality.
- NepalWith its dizzying mountains and suitable climate, this Southeast Asian country produces well-recognizable and exceptional teas.
- Sri LankaNicknamed the Island of Tea, Sri Lanka provides more than half of the black tea consumed in France. The best teas are found in the southern part of the country.
- MalawiSecond producer of tea in Africa after Kenya, Malawi stands out thanks to the emergence of remarkable teas, notably Grand Cru teas made in small quantities.
- KenyaPreviously, Kenya mostly produced black teas in CTC (tea in tea bags). Today, the country encourages producers to develop new cultivars and put more emphasis on quality.
- ColombiaWhile Colombia is first and foremost a large producer of coffee, the country overflows with remarkable gardens maintained by passionate and devoted producers.
- BrazilWith an annual production of 7,500 tons, Brazil plays a small role in the tea world. Nevertheless, the country produces excellent matés, called “chimarrão”, in the southern part of the country.
- GeorgiaGeorgia is a small country that has been producing tea since the beginning of the 19th century. In the Guria region, in the western part of the country, one can find some exceptional black and green teas.
Exceptional teas on each continent
From Asia to Africa, passing through South America, Europe and even Oceania, exceptional teas can be found on each continent. . While China remains the first tea producer in the world and offers the largest variety of tea, more and more countries are emerging in cultivating quality teas.
Palais des Thés offers the largest diversity of tea, be it from large producing countries like India, Japan, le Kenya, le Sri Lanka or smaller producers like Colombia. All year long, our tea researchers travel the roads of each continent searching for the most beautiful plantations. in order to bring you the best of tea.
Thanks to our interactive map, embark upon these lands each filled with its own unique history and rare Grands Crus.