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The Largest Tea-Drinking Countries Around the Globe


When it comes to sipping a cuppa around the globe—tea is one of the most popular brewed beverages! From promoting relaxation to warding off all sorts of digestive disorders, mental health woes, and chronic diseases—tea is “steeped” in many long-standing social and traditional customs around the world.

Here are six of the largest tea-drinking countries around the globe…

 

1. In Taiwan…

If you live in North America, you’ve likely had the pleasure of a creamy or icy cup of Bubble Tea! This smoothie-like beverage of Taiwanese favorite descent has gained traction in the U.S. over the past few years, prepared either as brewed tea blended with fruit syrup and milk—or as tea blended with ice, milk, and fruit, similar to a slushy.

What sets bubble tea, or pearl milk tea, apart from other popular teas is the tapioca pearls. In addition to the enjoyment that comes from sucking them through the thick straw, keep in mind that most bubble teas are high in calories and sugar, especially if they’re made with condensed milk. According to information from the American Heart Association, bubble tea can extend the recommended limit of 6-teaspoons of added sugar per day for females and 9-teaspoons for men.  With 1/2 cup of cooked tapioca pearls, 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/8 cup sweetened condensed milk per bubble tea, you’re looking at roughly 450 to 500-calories per beverage!

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