India is the world's second biggest producer of tea, and grows mostly black tea. Assam, with its 900 tea gardens, stretches from the Himalayas to the Naga mountains and Patkoi in the south. It is the biggest tea producing region in the world. Assam teas are appreciated all over the world for their full-bodied, malty character. Even though Darjeeling only produces 1% of Indian tea, the tea industry has a very important role there thanks to the quality of the work and an international reputation. These high-mountain teas are grown in little plantations on the foothills of the Himalayas, where the climate is cool and pure, the soils rich and the plantations have great savoir-faire. Darjeelings are recognised as being among the best teas in the world!