Even though it falls some distance behind coffee in the popularity stakes, tea is still consumed on a vast scale on a daily basis. However, do you know how many different types of tea are actually in existence at this moment in time?

The answer is a staggering 1,500 different varieties, and they each have their own unique taste to them. Also, we are not talking about different teas blended together to create something else, but instead this covers teas that are restricted to certain areas, unique growing conditions, taste, strength, and a whole host of other things.

In general, the tea that you buy in a store is going to often be a poor reflection of what is actually out there, and it would be almost impossible to track down examples of each and every variety to decide which your favorite is. Furthermore, China is the country that is responsible for producing the most tea in a single year, with India coming as a distant second, which is something that often surprises individuals since Indian teas tend to be the most well-known.