Indian tea has three major tea-producing regions –Darjeeling, Assam, and Nilgiri. Much like the wines of France, tea in India is named after the region in which it is grown.
To understand the tea growing regions of India, it helps to know how tea growing came about in India.
What does the Chelsea Physic Garden in England have to do with Indian tea? It has everything to do with it, including smuggling and espionage.
The Chelsea Physic Tea Garden in London was established in 1673 by the Apothecaries in order to grow medicinal plants. It has had a major impact around the world, particularly in tea.