Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Tea is a distinctly British beverage and more than 60 billion cups of tea are consumed per year in the United Kingdom alone. Britons are the world's second-biggest tea drinkers per capita and over 1,200 varieties of tea are sold across the United Kingdom. Most tea consumed in the United Kingdom is black tea, made primarily from a blend of East African and South Asian tea leaves. Since very little tea is actually grown in the United Kingdom, the industry is at the mercy of global supplies, which are affected by the weather, crop diseases, domestic political situations and other external factors... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
There are more than 1,500 varieties of tea. These are separated by flavour, colour and preparation method. The taste of tea is influenced by a multitude of factors, including elevation, soil quality, wind conditions and the quality of the plucking.
Black teas are the most popular variety in the world. They have the highest caffeine content and are the most widely used in iced and English tea. The process of making black tea consists of three main stages: cutting, tearing and curling. Black tea is made from wilted, crushed and fully oxidised leaves and is typically consumed with milk. The most popular varieties, such as Assam, Darjeeling, Nilgiri and Ceylon, come from India and Sri Lanka... purchase to read more