White Tea Now Produced In At Least Nine Countries Outside Of China - RateTea Reports

White tea, a minimally processed type of tea, originated in China and was only produced there until relatively recently. Now, at least nine other countries produce white tea and sell it on the global market.
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March 22, 2012 - PRLog -- White tea is a broad class or type of tea, produced from the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) that is usually considered as a category of its own, alongside black tea, green tea, and oolong tea.

White tea originated in China, and the bulk of it is still produced there, mostly in Fujian province.  However, owing to an explosion in the popularity of white tea in the U.S. and other western countries, and an increasing trend of innovation in the production of artisan teas worldwide, a large number of other countries have begun producing white tea.

Countries other than China producing white tea:

The countries other than China that now produce white tea include India, Kenya, Sri Lanka (known in tea circles as Ceylon), Nepal, Malawi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Bangladesh, and The United States.  India is a clear leader in diversity of white tea production, among these countries, with numerous white teas produced in Darjeeling, and some produced in Assam, Bihar, and Kerala.  Kenya and Sri Lanka are the next most influential countries in white tea production.

Visit RateTea's pages on white tea:

RateTea classifies all its teas, including white teas, by region, allowing you to easily locate and browse teas (and reviews of them) of a specific type from different countries and regions:

http://ratetea.com/style/white-tea/5/

Browse RateTea's pages on tea producing regions:

http://ratetea.com/region.php

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