Tea Q+A

Facts about tea (that everybody should know)

tea breakWith 66% of the British population drinking tea everyday there is an understandable thirst for knowledge on all aspects of tea.  Here are a few answers to some of the most popular questions asked about tea…

 

 

 

Q: HOW MANY CUPS OF TEA DO THE BRITISH DRINK EACH DAY?

A: 165 million cups daily or 60.2 billion per year.

Q: ARE WE NOW A COFFEE DRINKING NATION?

A: No, the number of cups of coffee drunk each day is estimated at 70 million.

Q: WHO IS THE LARGEST PER CAPITA TEA DRINKING NATION?

A: Republic of Ireland followed by Britain.

Q: WHO IS THE LARGEST PRODUCER OF TEA IN THE WORLD

A: China with 1,359,000 tonnes, India is second with 979,000 tonnes (2009 production).

Q: WHAT PERCENTAGE OF BRITISH TEA IS CONSUMED FROM A TEA BAG?

A: 96%

Q: WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TEA IS TAKEN WITH MILK

A: 98%

Q: DOES TEA CONTAIN THE SAME LEVEL OF CAFFEINE AS COFFEE?

A: No, at least half the level of coffee.

Q: HOW MANY VARIETIES OF TEA ARE THERE?

A: Tea Council estimates about 1,500 varieties of Camellia sinensis.

 

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