Competitive Exams: Crops tea geography notes on production and distribution of tea in India

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Tea

  • Native to hill slopes of Monsoon Asia

  • One of the hardiest tropical shrubs

  • Cultivation in the tiny tea gardens of China and the large tea estates of India is basically similar

Kinds of Tea

  1. Black Tea (from India and Sri Lanka) Used in Europe and America

  2. China Tea or Green Tea (or Sencha): Consumed in Far East

Requirements: Temperature , rainfall 100cm (evenly distributed), well drained acidic soils.