Answer the following questions in 30 words:

Name one important beverage crop and specify the geographical conditions required for its growth.

Tea is an important beverage crop. It is used almost all across the country. The geographical conditions for its growth are: -

(a) There is good growth of tea plants in tropical and sub-tropical climates.

(b) The soil required for its growth should be fertile and well-drained, rich in humus and organic matter.

(c) Tea plants require constant warm and moist climate throughout the year.

(d) The tender leaf growth is ensured by evenly distributed annual rainfall.