We all know something about tea but knowing some fun tea facts can help strike up a conversation especially during National Hot Tea Month. The first tea fact to know is tea is nearly 5,000 years old and was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung in 2737 BC. Another fun tea fact is that Anna, Duchess of Bedford, is credited with creating Afternoon Tea when she began taking tea with a light snack around 4:00 p.m. to ward off “that sinking feeling.” in the year 1840. The above and below tea facts are provided by TeaUSA and presented to you today by t-sleeve, your mess-free on the go tea accessory. Happy National Hot Tea Month, enjoy more tea facts below.
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, and can be found in almost 80% of all U.S. households. It is the only beverage commonly served hot or iced, anytime, anywhere, for any occasion. On any given day, over 158 million Americans are drinking tea.
In 2012, Americans consumed well over 79 billion servings of tea, or over 3.60 billion gallons. About 84% of all tea consumed was Black Tea, 15% was Green Tea, and a small remaining amount was Oolong and White Tea.
On any given day, over one half of the American population drinks tea. On a regional basis, the South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers.
Iced Tea Consumption:
Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.
SRC: Find full Tea Fact Sheet from TeaUSA at: www.teausa.org/14655/tea-fact-sheet
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