10 Interesting Facts About Tea

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Considering that tea is one of the most popular drinks in the world, it is quite likely that many of you enjoy tea on a regular basis. Here are some interesting facts about tea.


1
There is an estimated 1,500 different types of tea.

2
Tea is the national drink in Iran and Afghanistan.

3
The United Kingdom drinks about 165 million cups of tea a day, or 62 billion cups per year.

4
In Morocco, it is the man’s job to pour the tea.

5
An estimated 85% of tea that is consumed in the United States is iced tea.

6
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water.

7
Black tea is called “red tea” in China.

8
The United States invented both the tea bag and iced tea in 1904.

9
Solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia until the 19th century.

10
After the Boston Tea Party, tea declined in popularity in the United States. To this day, coffee remains more popular than tea.