ItalyWikipedia: Italy | Official Government Website: www.italia.gov.it
Updated: Mar. 17, 2014
About ItalyItaly, although it does not produce tea, is more important in the world of tea than most people realize. The mild, Mediterranean climate in much of the country is outstanding for growing a wide variety of aromatic herbs used both as herbal teas and for flavoring tea.
Italy is also the main source of the Bergamot orange, the flavoring for the well-known Earl Grey tea. Italy also produces barley used in barley tea.
Styles of Tea Produced in Italy
This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in Italy.