Tea is the leaf of an evergreen plant of the Camellia genus, more specifically, Camellia Sinensis. It has historically been grown in Asia, including Myanmar, southeast China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It still grows there, as well as in many areas in India and Japan. Tea plantations sprang up in India when the British had them planted in the mid-1800s to supply their habit of drinking tea. Some of the environmentally negative aspects of tea production are that it can cause soil degradation and a loss of flora and fauna habitat when open land is converted to profitable tea crops. Tea cultivating land is often located in remote areas, which tend to be home to the highest biodiversity. Local deforestation can also occur due to ...

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