The World's Biggest Tea Drinkers, Visualized

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

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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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PenguinMcCool
Penguin McCool

I do my part here in the U.S. I'm not talking that sissy iced tea either. Tea, earl grey, hot.

If memory serves the u.s. is the only country in the world that has a cold tea preference over hot tea, although I could be wrong on that.