China is not the only country producing tea. Tea is produced in many regions, including India, Kenya, Turkey and many other parts of the world.
Even though tea culture is not native to India, it has been one of the biggest exporters of tea. Almost every bag of tea, that you can find in your local store is produced either in India or Sri Lanka. It's lower price and quite strong flavour attracts customers from all over the world.
What's more surprising, is that Kenya has become one of the largest tea producers as well, becoming third largest tea exporter after China and India, Kenya is responsible for 67% of all tea production in Africa. Most consumers of tea from Kenya live in other African and Middle Eastern countries (39.75%), but it also becomes popular in Europe (16.5%) and South Asia (11.4%).
It's interesting to see, how tea production is growing in the world. Tea art, that we are familiar with is coming from China, however it transforms, wherever it growth, bringing us even more varite of taste and culture.
Those, who love statistics as much as I do, may enjoy table below:
World tea production leaders:
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Sources:The Food and Agriculture Organization. World tea production and trade. Current and future development The International Institute for Sustainable Development. Global Market Report: Tea UTZ Tea StatisticsReport 2017
Image: Wlada Morgun