Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

• Where to produce a quarter of the tea in the world

According to legend, tea, as a drug, was discovered by the legendary Chinese Emperor Shen-Nun in 2737 BC. Today, China is the largest producer of tea in the world: it accounts for more than a quarter of world production. Tea - the most consumed beverage in the world, and one in four of its cup originates from China.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

, about 80 million people involved in the tea industry in China, including farmers, collectors of tea leaves, and sales agents. Gatherers tea leaves are usually the seasonal workers who come to the plantations from other regions of the country. In 2016, China has made 2, 43 million tons of tea.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers collect Longjing tea plantation in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Chinese tourists stroll through the tea plantations in the vicinity of the city of Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal worker, who had come from Shangrao in Jiangxi Province, poses for a photograph at a tea plantation in the village of Longjing near Hangzhou city in Zhejiang province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers poured Longjing tea leaves collected at a plantation in the vicinity of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

The building is in the form of a teapot in Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers collect Longjing tea plantation in the village of Longjing vicinity of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Workers tea company in the city of Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Tea plantations near the town of Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

tourist train passes the tea plantation town in the vicinity of Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Exhibition of Tea Expo in the city of Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers are sent on a tea plantation in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers wash clothes after work on the tea plantations in the vicinity of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers supper after a day's work on the tea plantations in the vicinity of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Tea Expo Exhibition visitors try different teas in Zunyi in Guizhou Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal workers collect Longjing tea plantation in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Workers dinner after the day's work on the tea plantations in the vicinity of Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province.

Which produces a quarter of the world's tea

Seasonal worker collects Longjing tea leaves at the plantation in the village of Longjing near Hangzhou city in Zhejiang province.

Exhibition Tea Expo in the city of Zunyi in Guizhou Province.