Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world
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.
China is far and away the largest consumer of tea, at 1.6 billion pounds a year. But per person the picture is a lot different: Turkey, Morocco and Ireland are home to the world's biggest tea drinkers.
The Most Tea Loving Nations Of The World
Annual per capita tea consumption (in kg), 2014
1 Turkey 7.54
2 Morocco 4.34
3 Ireland 3.22
4 Mauritania 3.22
United Kingdom? #5
In 2016, Turkey was the largest tea-consuming country in the world, with a per capita tea consumption of approximately 6.96 pounds per year. In contrast, China had an annual consumption of 1.25 pounds per person.
In 2015, China was the leading global tea producer, followed by India and Kenya.
Chinese are the largest green tea-drinking nation. People in China consume approximately 50% (250,000 ton) of the total green tea consumption in the world. Japan is the secondly largest green tea drinking country. About 80,000 tons green tea are consumed in Japan every year. Followed by Indonesia 30,000 tons and Vietnam 20,000 tons.
The amount of green tea
consumption in a year per capita (person):
1 - 650g in Japan,
2. - 380g in Vietnam,
3. - 320g in China,
4. - 200g in Indonesia