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UK & Ireland - the largest per capita tea consumption in the world

(alongside Turkey, Russia & Morroco)

Tea Market Overview:

The latest report by Allied Market Research suggests that the global tea market reached $46,392 million in 2016, and is set to grow to $67,751 million by 2023. The report goes on to say that tea has various health benefits due to its antioxidants, vitamins and different amino acids and that these lead to stronger immunity, lower cholesterol and an increased metabolism. What makes for surprising reading is the reports conclusion that the top five countries with the largest per capita tea consumption is Turkey, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Russia and Morocco. The reason that tea is so popular within the UK and Ireland appears to be a combination of social acceptence due to the regions long history of tea, an awareness of the risks of carbonated drinks and an awareness of its health benefits. Tea, which orginates from the camelia sinesnis is also a mild stimulant due to the presence of caffeine. Green tea is genererally considered to be the most potent tea due to its simple flavonoids, but can taste grassy and can be difficult to digest. Black tea tends to have more complex flavonoids and, due to its tannic aftertaste is often mixed with milk (lactose) or sugar (sucrose). Oolong tea, specifally that from Taiwan is both potent in terms of its helath beneits and due to its naturally sweet taste is not consumed with milk or sugar. This is perhaps why the United Nations cites Oolong Tea as having an array of health properties.

The full paper can be viewed here.. click for full article

Note: Oolong Tea Club neither endorses nor refutes the clinical journals linking Oolong Tea to improved health and well-being. It does, however, endorse the careful scrutiny of contending evidence and encourage further research into the topic. We advise prudence when reviewing such articles, and always to consult your GP if planning to use any substance as a means of altering health.

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