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The tea plant originated in Asia. This shrub is a member of the evergreen Theaceae family. Optimal conditions for its growth are a warm and humid climate with an average temperature of 20°C. The tea plant thrives at altitude and can even grow above 3,000 metres
China is the biggest tea-producing country and offers the widest selection of teas in the world. Together, China, India, Kenya and Sri Lanka represent 75% of global production. Japan, Taiwan, Nepal and South Korea are also known for the excellent quality of their teas.
From its birth in Asia, tea has been considered to be beneficial for health. Polyphenols, which are present in tea, are largely responsible for these benefits.