Jul 26, 2007

Tea Consumption Facts

Some Facts about Tea Consumption:

In todays world, Tea consumption is as important as water. Tea is a beneficial drink and we must take it. Let us know some facts about Tea consumption.

  • Tea is a rich source of antioxidants and flavanoids which are scientifically proven to aid in the prevention of heart disease and cancer.
  • The antioxidants in two cups of black tea are equivalent to the antioxidants in one glass of red wine, seven glasses of orange juice, or 20 glasses of apple juice.
  • The UK is the largest per-capita consumer of tea averaging about 3.5 to 4.0 cups per day.
  • US trade statistics report 236 million kilograms (519 million pounds) of tea imports per year.
  • 646,575 kilograms (1.42 million pounds) of tea is consumed per day in the United States.
  • Five out of six North Americans drink tea.
  • The average North American consumes one cup of tea per day.
  • The average North American consumes 800 grams (1.76 pounds) of tea each year.
  • American tea industry wholesale purchases increased 130% from $2 billion annually a decade ago to more than $4.6 billion in 1999.
  • Tea consumption generates approximately $150 million in sales each year in Canada.
  • Tea consumption will continue to increase as health-conscious consumers choose tea for its medicinal benefits.


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