Tea in the USA.
"Dave Croft" wrote in message ...
Hi Guys, As an English newcomer to the group I have been surprised to
see the interest in Tea that seems to be developing in the USA.
I grew up only 2 miles from the American Air force base at Burtonwood
with 35,000 American servicemen & 99% of them only drank coffee.
We of course all drink tea (Even the people who prefer coffee will drink tea).
I was wondering what proportion of Americans do drink tea & if this number
is growing these days.
Recently I have posted some information in tea mail group about "tea
consumption in US". For you convenience I am pasting it here-
In US per day tea consumption is 0-.50
cups per day. American's are the 25th country according to this
total tea consumption- 80% as iced tea, 20% as hot tea. Though most of
American tea lovers in this group don't like Lipton but still Lipton
best-selling brand of tea in the US market(50%). Most American use tea
rather then loose tea. Last five years tea bags sales nationwide
6%. There are approximately 1,200-1,300 tea shops in US. Most of the
drinkers are woman. Connecticut based Bigelow Tea is the only tea
company in US. "American Classic Tea" is produced by this company.