Tea is grown in different states of
Myanmar. The total tea plantation area is around 70,000
hectares with an annual production of 78 million Kg green
leaves. The best quality and major cultivation are in
Northern Shan State. More than half of the total output is
from Namhsan area, a mountainous region with deep slope that
forms a natural drainage system, vital for tea plantation.
The soil type is red acid with PH value of 4.5-6.0. The
altitude ranges from 1200 m to 1800 m above sea level, and
has an annual rainfall of 1000 mm to 1600 mm.