These Are the World's Five Most Popular Types of Tea
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Tea is grown all over the world including the US in states like Hawaii and South Carolina, but the main tea producing countries that consistently turn out the highest quality and volume of tea are China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and Taiwan. China is recognized as the birthplace of tea, but it was the British who originally established tea plantations in both India and Sri Lanka.
As for types of tea, the five main groups are white, green, oolong, black, and pu’erh. And while all tea is made from the same plant as previously mentioned, what accounts for the variety and different in tea groups is the length of time leaves are oxidized (the browning of the tea leaves due to oxygen exposure) and the processing style, which can including methods such as roasting, steaming, and pan-firing.