Drinking Tea in India
West Bengal (home to Darjeeling and the Dooars) and Assam — India’s largest tea producing states — ranked 9th and 14th respectively.
India consumes about 755.52 million kilos of tea, which equates to about 0.7 kg per capita. Contrast that with the UK at 2.3, Ireland at 1.5, and a fast growing US* nipping at their heels with 0.2kg per capita (the comparisons are not necessarily very accurate since they are based on 2002 data, and presumably the India per capita number is more recent).
*Edit: According to the USDA, US tea consumption was about .78 lbs per capita in 2005 (or 0.35 kg).
Here’s another (albeit outdated) link about global tea consumption.
There was supposed to be a point to this post — but I’ve lost it with all these silly statistics. Oh yes, Maharashtra is India’s top tea consumer. Makes sense, considering it is the second most populous state in the country and the erstwhile home of the Great Ganesha.
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