Map: The Countries That Drink the Most Tea

Move over, China. Turkey is the real titan of tea.
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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:

 


This post originally appeared on Quartz, an Atlantic sister site.

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Roberto A. Ferdman is a reporter at Quartz, where he focuses on Latin American business and economics.

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