Tea is drunk by half of the world's population.
Our favourite 'morning cuppa' is made from the young leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. It has been cultivated in south-east China for over 2000 years.
Now grown in hillside plantations across China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Indonesia and East Africa, each region produces its own unique flavour.
The British have been drinking tea for around 350 years – made popular by the Duchess of Bedford's tea parties in the early 18th century. Now over 70% of the population drink it regularly.
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