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Sri Lanka & Nepal

Compared to China and Japan, Sri Lanka and Nepal are two relatively new tea growing regions. Sri Lanka did not start growing tea until the 19th century, when parasites completely wiped out the island's coffee production and forced growers to switch to tea planting. Today, the best Sri Lankan teas come from the high altitude districts of Nuwara Eliya, Dambulla, and Uva, and are usually harvested in the first three months of the year.

Like Sri Lanka, tea was first grown in Nepal in the late 19th century. Cultivation remained at modest levels until a recent inflection point, when a number of estates planted in the 1990s finally became ready for plucking. Premium Nepalese teas are found in the regions of Ilam and Dhankuta, and have characteristics similar to famed Darjeeling teas.