1) The global tea market value is more than $250,000,000,000 [a quarter of a trillion dollars!]
2) Tea was first drunk in China more than 5000 years ago!
3) If the tea plant is not pruned, it becomes a tree more than 50ft high.
4) In China, what is known in the west as Black Tea, is Red Tea.
5) In the UK, over 150 million cups of black tea are drunk every day!
6) The race for tea in the 19th century was the reason for the development of fast ships.
7) Black Tea and White Tea come from the same plant.
8) The number 1 tea consuming country in the world is … Turkey!
9) The mysterious art of reading the tea leaves is…. Tasseography.
10) Tea is only the 2nd most popular drink in the world - after water.