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Where the world’s biggest tea drinkers are

There’s no tea-drinking country quite like Turkey.
By Roberto A. Ferdman
ChinaPublished Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

China is far and away the largest consumer of tea, at 1.6 billion pounds a year. But per person, as illustrated in the map above, the picture is a lot different: Turkey, Ireland, and the United Kingdom are home to the world’s biggest tea drinkers.

The Turkish, for one, don’t merely enjoy drinking tea; they downright adore the stuff. Turkey’s nearly 7 pounds per person per year is easily the largest in the world. Here’s the full list:


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