No argument there! When a dear colleague of mine sent me link of a post including per person tea consumption of countries, I could not have guessed that Turkey comes first had I not already known it. My first guess would probably have been China or Japan, even England but not Turkey. We consume almost 7 pounds of tea per person per year, way ahead of other countries. That’s said if you’ve been to Turkey before, you already know that you do not need statistics to figure out this country is crazy about tea. Tea is everywhere from dawn to midnight. Even if you’re not a tea person, you can not call it a day without drinking at least 3-4 glasses of tea.
It’s mostly black tea though. Other types of teas such as oolong and white teas are hardly known. As for green tea, demand has been increasing but compared to black tea it’s nothing.