It takes around 4 to 12 years of production of tea plant to produce seed, and about three years before the new plant will be ready for harvest. Harvested tea can be divided into Loose Leaf, which is good for two years.
China is the largest producer of tea in the world. In 2009, China produced 1,359,000 tons; India ranked second with 979,000 tons. However, tea has produced more than 3 millions tons of tea worldwide. US consumes 1.42 million pounds of tea each day and the British drink about 165 million cups of tea a day, which is a whopping 62 billion cups per year. India is the largest consumer of tea in the world, and we consume 25% of the tea produced in the world.
Types of Tea
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