Tea Production in Africa

Even though Africa is relatively new to the tea growing industry, it has become one of the largest tea producing regions in the world and for a good reason. African countries have had the benefit of being able to build on the experience of other producers.

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Optimal Tea Harvesting Schedules for the Main Tea Producing Countries

The harvest time for tea leaves depends largely on the region in which they are being grown, and can also vary from season to season in regards to the fluctuations in weather.   Timing the harvest is of the utmost importance because it can take only a few days for a bud to appear, open up and grow into a large leaf. If the optimum harvest time is missed a whole crop can be destroyed.