The world of Tea

We offer you teas from almost all producing countries in the world. The countries are listed by production output.

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Flag China

CHINA


Tea cultivation since:
221 v. Chr. tea was used for medical purposes and a tea tax existed. Since 618 tea was drunken as stimulant.

Production: Ca. 1.200.000 t

Export: Ca. 290.000 t

Share Germany: Ca. 12.200 t

Regions:
Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guizhou, Hunan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Shaanxi, Yunnan and Zhejiang

Production:
Black and green tea, orthodox and CTC tea, white tea, Oolong, Pu Erh tea, aromatized and compressed teas.

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Flag India

INDIA


Tea cultivation since
: 1823

Production: Ca. 950.000 t

Export: Ca. 154.000 t

Share Germany: Ca. 6.200 t

Regions:
Assam, Darjeeling, Terai, Dooars and Ceylon-similar teas. Flown-in tea, 1st flush, 2nd flush, intermediate harvest, autumn harvest
Production:
Black and green tea, orthodox and CTC tea
Packaging:
Paper sacks, chests, cartons, big bags, individual packaging of 1-10 kg, semi-hand packed

Flag Kenya

KENYA


Tea cultivation since: 1823
Production:
Ca. 370.000 t
Export:
Ca. 344.000 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 890 t
Regions:

Tea production at the foot of Mount Kenya, on the shores of Lake Victoria and on the slopes of the Rift Tales. Approx. 99% of Kenyan tea is CTC production. The main features of this tea are the even black leaves and a rich, strong fresh cup.
Production:

Black tea CTC and small amounts of orthodox tea

Flag Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA


Tea cultivation since: 1860
Production:
Ca. 305.000 t
Export:
Ca. 294.000 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 6.100 t
Regions:

"Champagne” types of the highland regions: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva regions. Teas with dark cup in the lower production regions.
Production:
Black tea, orthodox tea, orthodox, Rotovane and CTC tea, small amounts of green tea

Flag Turkey

TURKEY


Tea cultivation since
: Ende des 19. Jh.

Production: Ca. 180.000 t

Export: Ca. 3.000 t

Share Germany: Ca. 730 t

Regions:
The cultivation regions are located along the border to Georgia and along the Black Sea coast of Turkey. The teas, which are relatively light, are mainly produced for domestic consumption.

Herstellungsarten:
Schwarzer orthodoxer Tee

Flag Indonesia

INDONESIA


Tea cultivation since: Java: 1728, Sumatra: 1911
Production:
Ca. 150.000 t
Export:
Ca. 84.000 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 6.000 t
Regions:
Java/Sumatra offer good to average teas. The quality varies during the year.
Production:

Black and green tea, orthodox and CTC tea

Flag Vietnam

VIETNAM


Tea cultivation since: 1955

Production: Ca. 148.000 t

Export: Ca. 111.000 t

Share Germany: 2.600 t

Production:
Black and green tea

Regions:
The producing areas in Vietnam have grown almost three times in size since the 80s. The black and green teas produced are similar to certain Chinese teas and provide a good alternative. The tea plantations are mainly located in the mounainous regions of the north and northern central Vietnam.

Flag Japan

JAPAN


Tea cultivation since: 709
Production:
Ca. 100.000 t
Export:
Ca. 1.800 t
Regions:

Production mainly on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. The region with most production is Shizouka at the foot of the Fujiama Mountains, where almost half of all Japanese tea is grown.
Production:

Green Tea

Flag Argentina

ARGENTINA


Tea cultivation since: 1951
Production:
Ca. 90.000 t
Export:
Ca. 74.240 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 3.860 t
Regions:

Tea is produced mainly in the Missiones Province on the border to Brazil. These teas are mainly used for blends.
Production:
Orthodox black tea (Fannings), Yerba Mate

Flag Bangladesh

BANGLADESH


Tea cultivation since: 1947

Production: Ca. 58.000 t

Share Germany: Ca. 11 t

Regions:
Tea production mainly in the north-Eastern district of Sylhet and in the area of the City of Chittagong in the south-east. About 90% of the production is absorbed by the internal market.

Production:
Black tea, orthodox and CTC

Flag Malawi

MALAWI


Tea cultivation since: 1905
Production:
Ca. 48.000 t
Export:
Ca. 47.000 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 1.200 t
Regions:

Malawi was the first country in which tea was produced for commercial use. The plants came from the Botanical Garden in Edinburgh. The plantations are located in the South of the country as well as in the North, by Lake Nyasa.
Production:
Black tea CTC

Flag Uganda

UGANDA


Tea cultivation since
: 1909
Production:
Ca. 45.000 t
Export:
Ca. 44.000 t
Regions:

Commercial tea production started in the 30s. In the 70s the teas were comparable with the Kenyan teas. The quality and amounts were reduced later due to political instability: This negative tendency continues even today.
Production:
Black tea CTC

Flag Tanzania

TANZANIA


Tea cultivation since: 1905
Production:
Ca. 35.000 t
Export:
Ca. 29.120 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 221 t
Regions:

Tea production in the Usambara Mountains and in the southern highlands.
Production:
Black tea CTC and small amounts of orthodox tea

Flag Iran

IRAN


Tea cultivation since: 1898
Production:
Ca. 18.000 t
Export:
Ca. 5.000 t
Regions:
Production mainly for national needs. The production areas are located on the south banks of the Caspian Sea and on the slopes of the Elburz mountain range.
Production:
Black tea, orthodox tea, small amounts of CTC tea

Flag Rwanda

RWANDA


Tea cultivation since: 1950ies
Production:
Ca. 17.000 t
Export:
Ca. 13.000 t
Regions:

The climatic conditions are similar to those in Uganda.
Production:
Black tea, orthodox and CTC

Flag Nepal

NEPAL


Tea cultivation since:
1840 first cultivation attemps took place. Commercial cultivation first began in 1985 in the east of Nepal

Production: Ca. 14.000 t

Export: Ca. 7.000 t

Regions:
East of Nepal, directly next to Darjeeling. Nepal teas are similar to Darjeeling teas.

Production:
Black tea, orthodox and CTC, small quantities of green tea

Flag Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE


Tea cultivation since: 1920
Production:
Ca. 13.000 t
Export:
Ca. 7.600 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 874 t
Regions:

Tea production at the border to Mozambique in the regions of Chipinga and Inyanga.
Production:
Black tea CTC

Flag South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA


Tea cultivation since: 1877
Production:
Ca. 10.000 t
Export:
Ca. 575 t
Share Germany:
Ca. 483 t
Regions:

Tea production in Kwazulu, West Transvaal, Natal, Zululand and Transkei. Almost 100% of the black tea produced is consumed in the country.
Production:
Black tea CTC, Rooibos, Honeybush

Flag Papua Neuguinea

PAPUA NEUGUINEA


Tea cultivation since: 1964

Production: Ca. 7.000 t

Export: Ca. 5.800 t

Share Germany: Ca. 602 t (of Exports)

Regions:
Cultivation in the western highlands. The teas are neutral and slightly astringent.

Production:
Black tea CTC

Flag Goergia

GEORGIA


Tea cultivation since: 1847

Production: Ca. 4.200 t

Export: Ca. 900 t

Share Germany: Ca. 200 t

Regions:
Cultivation on the eastern black sea coast. These plantations mainly consist of Chinese varieties. For this reason the Georgian teas have a realtively low amount of tannic acid and a correspondingly light cup.

Production:
Black tea orthodox

Flag Camaroon

CAMEROON


Tea cultivation since: 1914
Export:
Ca. 4.300 t
Regions:

These teas have a harmonic aroma and are relatively low in amounts of tannin.
Production:
Black tea CTC

Flag Mozambique

MOZAMBIQUE


Tea cultivation since: 1920

Production: Ca. 3.400 t

Export: Ca. 1.100 t

Production:
Black tea CTC

Flag Germany

GERMANY


Tea cultivation since: 2001

Production: Ca. 1,2 kg

Regions:

The first tea production attemps took place in the garden of the manager´s secretary around 2001 after receiving a plant from a charming young botany student. This tea has a strong flavorful taste thanks to the high quality of the compost soil which is carefully sifted twice a year. This tea is especially suitable for "Tea-Punch" , a potent mix of alcohol and black tea, which is traditionally drunk by north German farmers.

Production:
Black Tea Unorthodox

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Rest of the world


Smaller amounts of tea are produced in the following countries:

Australia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru.

If you would like to know more, contact our tea tasters; they will provide you with information on the teas from these countries and the local specialties. Contact