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Caffeine battles: is tea losing out to coffee in Korea?


“Would you like a cup of tea?” Serving hot tea to visitors has long been a tradition in Korea, although its people are not tea addicts.

The annual per capita tea consumption in Korea is merely 168 grams, far less than that of Turkey, Ireland and Britain, the world’s top three tea-consuming countries.

Despite Korea’s relatively low tea consumption, tea drinking has long been part of Koreans’ daily lives.

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