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Tea and Darjeeling, India

Everyone knows tea originally came from China. And that was literally millennia ago--Chinese tea cultivation goes back thousands of years. Tea drinking later reached Japan, and in the West from the 1600s on. But today the world's best black tea comes from India, specifically Darjeeling, at the foot of the Himalayas. This article tells you how the world's tea came to Darjeeling, how it's grown and processed, and what you need to know when buying quality Darjeeling tea. It includes a 21-image slide show.

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