China – where tea first was discovered
The tea plant (camellia sinesis) is native in southeast China. It is a shrub, which in the wild might become 15 meters high. The Chinese tea plan (camellia sinensis sinensis), which was the first tea plant to be discovered, was described already som 3000 years ago.
Chinese black tea is most of all for export, since most Chinese drink green tea. Still, there is a vast range of different black teas in China, from heavy Yunnan to aromatic Keemun. And if you did not know - in China, black tea is referred to as "red tea", since the Chinese look upon the infusion, not the leaves.