BrazilWikipedia: Brazil | Official Government Website: www.brasil.gov.br/?set_language=en
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
About BrazilBrazil has a wet, fully tropical climate. Much of Brazil is tropical rainforest, and this rainforest is threatened by deforestation due to development, logging, and clearing for agriculture.
Brazil grows a small amount of tea, including in a garden owned by Yamamotoyama that grows Japanese-style green tea. Brazil is also an important source of a number of plants used in herbal teas, such as Lapacho. Brazil is also the origin of Yerba Maté, one of the few caffeine-containing plants other than tea and coffee, and a popular caffeinated tea-like drink.
Perhaps more importantly, Brazil is a vast reservoir of biodiversity, including a myriad of plants with potential uses in medicine, food, and undoubtedly herbal tea, many of which have not even been discovered or documented yet.
Styles of Tea Produced in Brazil
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Brazil.
Best Brazilian Teas
The notion of the "best" Brazilian teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in Brazil, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.