Malawi

Malawi

Where: Malawi, Central Africa, where the first gardens were established by the British in the late 19th Century. The oldest tea industry in Africa, it was later joined by Rwanda, Burundi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

How much: Malawi produces 45 million kilos of tea, putting it just outside the top 10 largest producers. Much of its tea is sold through a weekly auction in Limbe in the south.

The brews: The country’s teas are bright with an interesting colour, and are big in the UK and South Africa.