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7 replies, 4 voices Last updated by  teasetc 6 years, 5 months ago
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  • #6081

    Xavier
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    @xavier

    I just found some really interesting new tea plantations/gardens.

    After the one in Nantes (France), http://tinyurl.com/3o354u8.
    I read in Tea and Coffee Asia about one in Switzerland http://tinyurl.com/3qxccqu, one in Cornwall (United Kingdom) http://tinyurl.com/63q262h, one in Washington (USA) http://tinyurl.com/3qrh4fh

    They also mentioned two that should become operational in the near future, one in California http://tinyurl.com/454gho7 and the other one on Vancouver Island http://tinyurl.com/4xahsxz

  • #6082

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    Do you know of any other unusual countries/places to grow tea?

  • #6083

    Sir William of the Leaf
    Participant
    @sirwilliamoftheleaf

    Hawaii, Georgia (the country), Portugal, Argentina, …thats all I can think of at the moment!

  • #6084

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    Portugal, we talked about it. 😀
    I remember that it was not in mainland Portugal but in some of the islands (although I don’t remember which one).

  • #6085

    teasetc
    Member
    @teasetc

    Argentina?  As of May 2011, 41.9% of the tea imported into the US was from Argentina – mostly used in commercial and teabag blends and RTD’s

  • #6086

    peter
    Keymaster
    @peter

    @teasetc I’d be interested in reading the source on that information. That Argentina info is interesting since, that makes up for a huge amount of the American tea supply. Never viewed the Argentinian tea industry as one with that kind of capacity.

  • #6087

    Xavier
    Participant
    @xavier

    I heard that it is mostly used for iced teas.

  • #6088

    teasetc
    Member
    @teasetc

    Peter, the figures are compiled by the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. based on USDA-FAS and Bureau of Census Reports. They are published monthly on the Tea Associations website in the Members Only section.

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