Today, China is still the leader in tea production. The country produced over 3.1 million metric tons of it in 2021. Other large producers are India and Kenya. These regions are hospitable to Camellia sinensis, the plant used to produce tea, which needs a tropical or subtropical climate.
While the United States are the biggest importer of tea worldwide, buying over 3.1 billion dollars’ worth in 2022, it is the citizens of Turkey who are most fond of the beverage. In 2016, the average Turkish person consumed nearly seven pounds of tea during the year.