Which is the largest producer tea in world?

China is the largest producer of tea in the world, producing 2.5 million tonnes per year, followed by India with 1.3 million tones. India is the world’s largest tea-drinking nation, with over 70% of the tea produced in the country being consumed within the country instead of being exported.

Its strong skills in production shouldn’t be seen as a surprise, given its long history with the drink – legend has it that tea was introduced in China by emperor and herbalist Shennong in 2737 BCE. It has been consumed as everything from a beverage to a medicine, and is at the center of countless cultural rituals in the nation.


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