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West Java, Indonesia

Wikipedia: West_Java 
Updated: Nov. 8, 2017 

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About West Java, Indonesia

Neat rows of tea plantations covering several hillsides, with a coniferous forest in the middleMalabar Tea Plantation, South of Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, Photo © Daniel Julie (Flickr), CC BY 2.0.
West Java is a province in Indonesia, located on the island of Java and covering much of the western portion of the island, although the westernmost part lies in the separate province of Banten, and there is a separate province for Jakarta as well. To the east, the province is bordered by Central Java.

West Java is one of the three key-producing provinces of Indonesia. It is also the most populous area of Indonesia, home to about 1 in 5 Indonesians.

The climate in the region varies from a tropical monsoon climate to a subtropical highland climate in the higher-altitude regions. There is a wet season from November through March and a dry season July through September, which is also very slightly cooler.

Most of the single-origin Indonesian tea available in the US and other Western countries is produced in West Java. Malabar and Jolotigo are two of the named tea gardens in this region.

Ecology and deforestation

The lowlands of java were once almost entirely covered in forests. The forests of West Java in particular have more plant diversity than the rest of the island, and have four distinct forest types: evergreen rainforests, semi-evergreen forests, and moist and dry deciduous forests (seasonally deciduous due to the dry season) on the northern coast. There are many species endemic to (native and only occurring in) the area. Due to extensive encroachment by humans, forests have been reduced to only about 5% of their original extent. This has caused numerous plant and animal species to go extinct, and many are critically endangered.[1]

References


1. Indonesia: Island of Java, World Wildlife Fund, Retrieved Nov. 8, 2017.

Styles of Tea Produced in West Java, Indonesia

This is a selection, not an exhaustive listing, of the styles of tea most commonly produced in West Java, Indonesia.

Best Teas

The notion of the "best" teas is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas produced in West Java, Indonesia, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.

Most Often-Rated Teas

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Java Malabar Plantation Black Tea

Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
41
3 Ratings
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TI69: Jolotigo Estate Orthodox Java BT

Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Indonesian Tea

Brand:Mark T. Wendell
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
2 Ratings
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Mountain Organic Indonesian Black

Brand:Tea at Sea
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating
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Mountain Organic Indonesian Green

Brand:Tea at Sea
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
1 Rating

Top-Rated Teas

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Java Malabar Plantation Black Tea

Brand:Simpson & Vail
Style:Black Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
41
3 Ratings

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