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Top 5 Best Tea Producing Countries

1) China

China is currently the world's leading producer and exporter of tea. Its tea brands may not be as famous as Earl Grey, Assam or Darjeeling. Nonetheless, if you haven't heard of the herbal and green teas from China, then you probably are an amateur tea drinker. Legend has it that tea was indeed discovered by a Chinese emperor.

2) India

Till recent times, India was the top exporter of tea in the world till it was pushed down to the second spot by China. Some of the best teas you have heard such asAssam and Darjeeling tea come from this country. The three major regions that are famous for tea plantations in India are Assam, Darjeeling and Coorg. All three regions produce teas that are unique in their own respect. Assam and Darjeeling tea are the most famous tea after Earl Grey and Twinings.
3) Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka ranks in the top three tea producing countries in the world just behind China and India. As such, it also produces some of the best tea you can drink. Sri Lanka is famous for its Ceylon black tea and it produces about 9.1% of the world's tea. Tea accounts for roughly 15% of the nation's GDP.

4) Kenya

Kenya ranks among the best tea producing countries in the world due to its famous black tea. Kenya may not be as popular as India, China or Sri Lanka in tea production. However, tea in Kenya ranks the third biggest cash crop after Tourism and Horticulture. Kenya produces about 9.6% of world's tea. In 2008 alone, the nation produced about 345,800 million tons of tea.

5) Turkey

Turkey is one among the top 5 tea producing countries in the world. In 2008, it produced approximately 198,046 million tons of tea. Turkish tea also called theçay is famous especially in Turkish speaking countries. Turkey produces about 6% of world's tea.