Is It a Tea Garden, Plantation, or Estate?

A quick look around the internet will show you that when it comes to the word used to describe land where tea is grown, there is no consensus. You’ll see tea gardens, tea plantations, tea estates, tea plots, and so on. Is any one of these right or preferred? Official Definitions A very official source …

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Tea Plantations Teeming with Life

Tea plantations provide us humans with the second most popular drink on the planet, but they are popular with other species of critters for different reasons. Tea plantations globally are host to 1,031 species of arthropods alone, not to mention the thousands of other insect, plant and animal species that have made themselves at home …

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Tea, Altitude and Climate

Camellia sinensis, like any plant, has it's own personal set of preferences as to where it will happily grow. It likes an acidic, well drained soil and needs at least 50 inches of rain a year to flourish. It also needs a long day length, which limits the distance from the equator that it can …

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Charleston Tea Plantation: An American Classic

When you think of great tea-growing regions, quite frankly, the United States is not going to be one of them. This has always been the case and most likely always will. Americans are also not among the world's top tea drinkers. What we do consume tends to be in the form of iced tea and …

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