China

China is the birthplace of tea, the first cultivator of tea, and, before 1900, was the world’s leading producer and exporter of tea. Best known for White, Green, Oolong and Pu-Er Teas, China also produces fine black teas, principally Keemun and Yunnan. China also produces the world-famous Lapsang Souchong smoked black tea, among many others.