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Quiz: How much do you know about the world’s tea plantations?

Whether you prefer Darjeeling, puerh or silver needle tea, test your knowledge of tea producing countries around the world to celebrate International Tea Day

A Rize tea plantation (Shutterstock)

1. In which county would you find the UK’s only tea plantation?

Cornwall

Devon

Somerset

Kent

2. Where was tea first planted in Sri Lanka, which is still home to most of the country’s plantations?

Kandy

Nuwara Eliya

Badulla

Matale

3. What is the nickname of India’s most prized tea, Darjeeling?

Indian whisky

The Champagne of teas

Golden tea

Black diamond chai

4. What is the most popular type of tea that is produced in Malaysia?

Green

Black

Red

White

5. What does puerh, a fermented tea traditionally produced in Yunnan, China, taste like?

Honey

Fruity

Earthy

Spicy

6. To produce silver needle tea, tender tea buds are handpicked before sunrise. But how does the variety get its name?

In 18th century China it was more valuable than silver

The Chinese word for tea bud sounds like ‘silver’

Delicate hair covers the leaves

It is produced by the Silver Needle Company

7. In which country can you ride over tea plantations in a glass-bottomed cable car?

Tibet

Nepal

Kenya

Taiwan

8. What kind of tea is favoured in Tibet?

Mushroom tea

Yak butter tea

Fizzy tea

Yellow tea

9. What county in Kenya is best known for tea plantations?

Kwale

Kericho

Kilifi

Kiambu

10. Where is Rize tea produced?

Malaysia

Kenya

Turkey

Sri Lanka

11. If you wanted to ‘glamp’ inside a tea plantation on the Indonesian island of Java, which district would you visit?

Rancabali

Ranca Bungur

Rancah

Rancakalong

12. Which tea plantation in Queensland, Australia is also home to a family of rare Lumholtz tree kangaroos?

Arakai Estate

Nucifora

Daintree

Nerada

13. Which part of Nepal is best known for tea plantations?

North

South

East

West

14. Which country produces the most tea?

India

China

Kenya

Sri Lanka

15. Which type of tea is most popular in Vietnam?

Oolong

Lotus flower

White

Green

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