EILLES TEE comes from the best tea plantations in the world. The selection is vast, because tea is cultivated in more than 40 countries. Many types come from China, while Japan produces primarily green tea. Northern India is known for the Darjeeling area with 73 plantations at altitudes of up to 2,000 metres, northeastern India for the Assam region and its strong black teas, and southern India for its Nilgiri teas. Sri Lanka, formerly Ceylon, is one of the world’s leading exporters of tea. Africa, with its more recent tradition, is famous for Rooibos (red bush) herbal tea.