Tea needs to grow in high level of sunshine and rain, which means that tropical and sub tropical, humid countries are most suitable growing areas. Our tea ingredients are imported from China, Sri Lanka, India, Kenya etc,
To grow, tea needs plenty of water and sunshine, 4,000m² (1 acre) of tea in full leaf during normal fine weather will draw just over 10 tonnes (0.9 tons) of water a day from the soil – equivalent to about 0.25mm (less than 0.1”) of rain. Some of this will be lost through evaporation, surface run-off etc., but a considerable quantity of rainfall is needed for leaf transpiration which allows photosynthesis and healthy plant growth. Generally, a minimum of 1.2m (47”) of rainfall per year is required to grow tea, although more water might be needed if temperatures are high.