The World's Biggest Tea Drinkers, Visualized

While everyone drinks coffee, tea is a beverage for the more discerning drinker. But where in the world do people drink the most?

Last week, Quartz published a visualization of the world's biggest coffee drinkers; now it's time to fort tea. Stereotypes might suggest the UK would come top, but that's not quite right. In fact, Turkey is the biggest tea-swilling nation, demolishing a monstrous 6.961 pounds of the stuff every year. Trailing behind are Ireland, consuming 4.831, and the UK, who put back 4.281. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the US consumes just 0.5 pounds. The full ranking is down below. [Quartz]

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The World's Biggest Tea Drinkers, Visualized