Five of the world’s best places to drink tea

Peru & Bolivia

What: Peruvians and Bolivians swear that coca tea 
– using the leaves that make cocaine – is a cure for altitude sickness. Make like a local 
and sip this bitter tea while 
on a mountainside on way 
to Machu Picchu. 
See: visitperu.com

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Darjeeling, India

What: Discover the process behind chai production by taking a plantation tour in Darjeeling between the
 April to November picking season. The spicy brew can 
be quaffed in cafes and bazaars all over this Himalayan town.
See: incredibleindia.org

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Morocco

What: Super-sweet mint tea is a constant characteristic of life in Morocco and you’ll be offered it not only in cafes and restaurants but every time you make a purchase (or look like you will) in the souk (market) or make a new friend.
See: visitmorocco.com

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Hill Country, Sri Lanka

What:. Walk or cycle in the trails in the Bogawantalawa Valley to watch the sari-clad pickers at work. See the magnificent plantations 
during a scenic train ride 
from Colombo or Kandy to Nuwara Eliya.
See: srilanka.travel

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Hangzhou, China

What: Hangzhou has long been regarded as one of the finest tea-producing regions in China. It is famous for its green variety – Longjing or Dragon Well. Sample it in the ancient Meijawu Tea Village where visitors can join in with traditional tea drinking ceremonies. A National Tea Museum exhibits age-old tea drinking practices.
See: gotohz.com

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– Janine Kelso