Where does tea grow?

The tea plant can grow in many places, but to thrive, it needs lots of sunshine and rain.

That means tropical regions are perfect to grow tea all year round. And as you move north of the tropics – through Assam and Darjeeling for example, or south – to Malawi, or Argentina – tea growing becomes very seasonal. 

There are more than 40 countries producing tea today, with a natural divide between those which produce green tea (China and Japan), and those producing black tea.

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Among black tea producers, some of the biggest include India, Kenya and Sri Lanka. In East Africa, Kenya along with Tanzania and Rwanda are where you’ll find LIPTON Teas and Infusions' tea gardens.

A few other notable tea producing nations include Turkey, Argentina, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia.