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Old Posted Jun 18, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Oberá Department - Misiones Province

Camellia sinensis is an evergreen plant that grows mainly in tropical and subtropical climates. Tea plants require at least 127 cm (50 inches) of rainfall a year and prefer acidic soils. A tea plant will grow into a tree of up to 16 m (52 ft) if left undisturbed, but cultivated plants are pruned to waist height for ease of plucking. In 2010, world tea production reached over 4.52 million tonnes. The largest producers of tea are the People's Republic of China, India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and Turkey.
Argentina is the ninth producer of tea at world-wide level, with 96,572 tonnes (in 2011) and is the only non Asian nor African country in the top 10. The argentine tea region is located in the extreme Northeast of the country, and represents the world’s southernmost area for tea plantations.

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