That’s easy — it’s both.
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. Obviously this is excluding water (since tea is 85% water anyway) — but still, most consumed beverage! It’s a surprising statistic for most people out in the West (think the US who are just learning about tea) but shouldn’t be. After all, which two nations are the most populous in the world? China and India. What is the most popular beverage in China and India? You guessed it — tea!
Both China and India have tea steeped in their history — albeit, in different ways. Tea has been prevalent in China for millennia whereas the British introduced tea to India by planting the first bushels of tea in the Northeast. It is customary to offer tea to guests visiting your home in the East and tea is an integral part of British culture in the West.
Tea is certainly habit forming — a good way to cleanse your palate before meals, to consume light caffeine and a warm beverage to start your day — the list is endless. Bottom line: tea is a daily part of many lives.
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