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The region where a tea is grown is very important because each tea growing region affects the flavor, aroma and several other main characteristics of the tea being grown there in many different and interesting ways.

The main tea growing regions include China, India, Japan, Sri Lanka (Ceylon) and Taiwan. For centuries, China was the world’s only tea-exporting country. However, beginning in the 19th century, stiff competition arose as India and Ceylon (Sri-Lanka) began growing tea.

This lead to a wonderful and very diverse world of different aromas, flavors, and health benefits in tea.

Regional Tea Subcategories