Here is a collection of photos of some of the tea growing areas around the world, starting with the original source, China.
All the tea in China
The history of tea begins in what is now China.
China is famous for the rare Dragonwell,
Chun Mee or Precious Eyebrows,
Pi Lo Chun or Green Snail Spring,
Lu Shan Yun Wu, a longevity tea, and
Lu'an Melon Seed, among countless others.
The tea plant, Camellia sinensis, is grown throughout all China with some agricultural areas cultivated with this plant for centuries.
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Japan produces green tea including
among others. Matcha and Gyokuro are famed for their special tastes due to shading the plants prior to harvesting.
Almost all teas from India are processed into black selections, although you can now find green Assam, Nilgiri, and Darjeeling.
Here are two photos taken in Munnar, Western Ghats, Kerala State, India.
In Australia, it is usually processed into black teas for domestic use. Here is a picture taken near the Palmerston Highway near Nerada, Atherton Tableland, Queensland, Australia.
In Turkey, people usually drink green teas with mint to help keep their bodies cool in the hot climate. It is frequently called Moroccan Mint.
The plants can be positioned near trees with spring blossoms for delicate scenting and shading. Plum trees and peach trees are commonly used for this purpose. Here is a tea growing area mixed with almond trees on the coast of Anatolia in Turkey.
Africa has many tea agriculture areas and processes the leaves into strongly flavored, spicy black varieties. Political instability has interfered with production. Here's a photo of growing areas near Mount Kenya.
Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, offers different growing regions from high elevations to sea level plantations. Most of their leaves are made into black varieties that brew into a characteristic bright coppery color and fresh taste. High grown Sri Lanka teas are usually sold as premium estate selections and now include white and green varieties. Famous estates include Nuwara Eliya and Kenilworth.
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