Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water.
On any given day, over 159 million Americans are drinking tea.
Approximately 75-80% of tea consumed in the U.S. is iced.
Tea contains no sodium, no fat and no carbonation.
Tea contains flavonoids, naturally occurring compounds that are believed to have antioxidant properties.
Tea is naturally low in caffeine. A glass of black tea, for example contains about 40 milligrams of caffeine.
Tea is nearly 5,000 years old. Reportedly discovered in 2737 BC by Chinese Emperor Shen-Nung.
Tea is an all-natural and environmentally sound product from a renewable source.
Tea supports sustainability in three ways – ecological, social and economic.
For 2021, look for unique and creative offerings with and without alcohol and definitely with tea.
Americans may love coffee, but they also love iced tea. Both beverages are neck and neck in popularity with 45% of consumers choosing coffee and 42% picking iced tea.
Plant-based beverages and foods will continue to be a burgeoning category in 2021. Tea, the original plant-based beverage is destined to shine in the coming year.
Consumers forced to quarantine during the pandemic have started looking for ways to create some adventure with their beverage and food flavors. Flavored iced teas provide a new tasting experience for customers.
Sources: Tea World News, Tea Association of America, Coffee AM, FSR Magazine, Datassential
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