Tea By The Numbers

19Sep06

6.2 Billion: US Tea Industry sales (US Dollars) in 2005.

3 Billion: Approximate number of cups of tea consumed worldwide every day.

200 Million: Approximate number of kilos of tea exported by India in 2005.

3.2 Million: Number of tons of tea produced worldwide in 2005.

800,000: Number of tons of tea produced in China in 2005

80,000: Number of tons of tea produced in Vietnam in 2005

342: Number of chests of tea dumped into Boston harbor during the Boston Tea Party.

65: Number of countries that India exports tea to.

4: Number of types of tea. Black, Green, Oolong, White. No, rooibos and herbal teas are not really tea.

1: Number of plant species that produce tea. Camellia sinensis.

[Sources: Tea Association of the United States, The Economist, Wikipedia]

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