Updated: Apr 13, 2021
Tea is the second most consumed beverage on the planet – after Water. It has even greater consumption than Coffee. Despite Coffee’s popularity in the West, much of the Middle East and Asia have tea drinking ingrained in their culture.
Globally, over 3 million tons of tea is produced every year.
More than 1.42 million pounds in weight of tea are consumed in the U.S. every single day.
Tea was supposedly discovered in 2737 BC. It’s believed Emperor Shennong of China had some leaves fall into his cup of boiling water. He drank the resulting liquid.
Tea is valuable, ranked 31st in the most valuable crop/livestock league table. According to stats compiled by Statista, the Tea global market is predicted to reach 44.3 Billion by 2021. With approximately $5.5bn dollars in sales generated from ready-to-drink Teas.