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Why is tea the most widely consumed beverage in the world?

Tea is the most consumed drink in the world after water. Originating from China, tea has gained the world’s taste in the past 2000 years and is an important aspect of Chinese society. The economic and social interest of tea is clear and its consumption is part of many people’s daily routine, as an everyday drink and as a therapeutic aid in many illnesses. Today, there are more than 1,500 types of teas to choose from because over 25 countries cultivate tea as a plantation crop. China is one of the main producers of tea, and tea remains China’s (the world's largest country) national drink.

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