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About 60 countries have tea plantations now a day.
In 2002, the total area of world's tea plantation was 26.461 million hectares. In the whole 26.461 million hectares, 1.155 million hectares were in China, occupied 43.55% of the total area of the world's tea plantation; 51.24 million hectares in India and 188 million hectares in Sri Lanka, accounting for 19.36% and 7.10% respectively; Indonesia, 154,900 hectares, and Kenya 140,000 hectares, accounting for 5.85% and 5.29% respectively. The above five countries together accounted for 81.20% of the total area of the world tea plantation.
Many photos of these tea plantations are presented in this article. If you are interested in tea, slide down and see them!
ASSAM TEA PAANTATION
Assam, where located in northeast of India, is the largest tea producing region of India. The tea plantations are mostly grown in the Brahmaputra Valley. Jorhat, in the central part of the valley, is often referred to as the "Tea Capital of the World".
When to Go: Mid May to June end, for the best tea. Tea production continues until early December, but the quality of the tea steadily decreases. A Tea Festival is held in Jorhat every November.
SRI LANKA TEA PLANTATION
The humidity, cool temperatures, and rainfall of Sri Lankan's central highlands provide a climate that favors the production of high-quality tea.
Ceylon, the tea grown in the fertile soil of the picturesque Sri Lankan mountains is world famous. Beside the tea, the tea plantations also have stunning landscape views.
A guided tour of a tea estate is a worthwhile experience when you’re in Sri Lanka, with the Pedro tea estate near Nuwara Eliya a popular choice among visitors. The 130 year old factory retains many of its original 19th century machinery which you’ll be shown during the guided tour.
When to go: All times around the year are OK. But if you choose to go Sri Lankan in May and November, you should care about the continuous rainstorm.
ALISHAN TEA PLANTATION
Grown in the lofty heights of between 1,000 and 2,000 meters, Alishan Oolong is famous for its outstanding aroma and flavor, boasting fresh notes of spring flowers. As Alishan tends to be wet and cold all year round, it happens to provide the perfect conditions for tea production. The fluctuations in temperature between day and night result in tea trees growing at a slow rate, accumulating more flavor.
When to go: From February to November
LINCANG TEA GARDEN (In China)
Lincang has a mild humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with muddled distinction between the seasons and daytime temperatures remaining warm year-round. As the home of Yunnan black tea, Lincang has the largest tea garden and the greatest tea output in Yunnan. Its Fengqing County has more than 5,500 mu (906 acres) ancient tea plants and has done for over 3,200 years. Lingcang Tea Culture Garden is the perfect stage to demonstrate the profound cultural connotations of tea, tea drinking and tea-related folk songs specific to the area.
When to go: All seasons are OK
MABIAN TEA PLANTATION(In China)
Mabian located at southwest of China. Almost half amount of people living in Mabian are Yi minority. Some of them who stay in remote areas still keep some ancient traditions, such as fire worship and nature worship. Mabian is far from major cities, so the damage of environment here is tiny. Nearly 100% soil and vegetation here are pollution-free, has been an excellent environment for tea cultivation.
When to go: Around May and September