Facts about tea (that everybody should know)
With 66% of the British population drinking tea everyday there is an understandable thirst for knowledge on all aspects of tea.Â 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?
Q: WHAT PERCENTAGE OF TEA IS TAKEN WITH MILK
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.