Systèmes Ingénieux du Patrimoine Agricole Mondial (SIPAM)

Tea: a love that has stood the test of time

18 May 2020

In a world of cultural differences, is there one thing that can bind everyone together? Well, we all need to eat. Drink too, in fact. Interestingly enough, the drink most often chosen around the world after water, is tea. It is loved by millions from India to England, Afghanistan to Algeria - each culture with its own tradition.

Despite tea being centuries old, the world’s passion for the drink shows no sign of slowing. World consumption of tea stood at 5.80 million tonnes in 2018. It also seems that tea’s allure remains just as strong for the younger generation, who are regularly reinvigorating the industry with various types of fashionable tea products.

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