Historically, China, Japan, Taiwan (Formosa), India, and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) are considered the five traditional countries of origin, for tea. Today, tea is grown and cultivated in more than 37 countries worldwide, according to the International Tea Committee’s “World Production of Tea” report. Other tea resources, books, and reports, have that number at well over 50 countries producing tea. The five traditional countries produce the classic tea types and styles, to which the rest of the world’s tea production is compared. Tea production is ever expanding, as demand for tea, has almost outpaced its production. What follows is a review of just a few of the most important tea producing countries, as well as, countries that produce teas used in blends found in the United States.