The world can be divided in several aspects, Such as the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere, or the developed nations and developing nations. But there are a couple of aspects which unites us all, humanity is one for sure and the other one would be tea. Tea of every region has its specific taste and thanks to globalization, now one can get any blend from any corn er of the world.
But there are few nations that are literally addicted to tea. Let’s have a glimpse of these.
The credit of invention of tea goes to China, along with teapots and cups and saucers. We are very thankful to the Chinese emperor for it all. Though at first its use was limited as a medicinal drink, but with time, it became more of a staple drink. Moreover, in their traditional marriage ceremony, a couple serves tea to their parents as a token of thank you. The trend of tea in China is somewhat like that of wine in European countries.
Despite of China’s long linage of tea, England is the nation that is most closely associated with tea. Even though tea has been imported into England much later, in the early 16th century, the royal tea parties and afternoon tea parties have enhanced the essence of tea to another level. The need for tea along with bread and pastries is what invented the concept of afternoon/evening snacks.
The credit of commercializing tea in the Indian market goes to East India Company. But Indians have embraced this beverage with all their hearts. It is the essential component of most of the Indian breakfast tray and snacks. India is the largest tea drinking nation in the world.
When anyone buys Darjeeling tea, the credit goes to the lush tea estates in the region of Darjeeling. Assam tea and Nilgiri tea are the two other Indian tea blends that are famous in the global tea market.
Thanks to the monks and the samurais, the trend of tea became popular in Japan. Since ages, tea has been an inseparable part of Japanese culture. In fact, the tea ceremony of Japan has its unique signature in the world. This ceremony is more about the spirituality and art rather than just taste and aroma.
United States of America
Even though USA does sound more like a coffee nation rather than tea one, but there is no denying that it deserves appreciation for inventing tea bags. In fact, several Americans are substituting their mug of coffee with a cup of tea.
So, go brew your own cup and enjoy the sip!