How do we know the Chinese drank tea first?Where did tea come from?Oolong tea, green tea, white tea, Pu'er tea, black tea... How many kinds of tea are there?How did tea get to the other parts of the world?Who drinks tea?How important is tea to the Chinese?What's so special about all those tea pots?Questions to ponderPrint this chapterShare on FacebookLinks / ReferencesSite map Font size: original Font size: medium Font size: large 中文
Where did tea come from?
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As we have learned in "How do we know Chinese drank tea first?", China is the home of tea. She is also the origin of all tea seeds and tea production techniques now used by tea producing countries across the world. Important tea producing regions are ideally placed geographically and climatically for tea plantation. Besides this natural advantage, their history also plays a significant part in developing a successful tea industry (More in "How tea got to the other parts of the world?"). The production of tea, from growing, harvesting, processing to packing, required great attention and effort. Every step of the process has a crucial impact on quality.

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