It is widely believed that tea was discovered in China, though it is also native to India and other tropical countries. Tealeaves are known by many names in many countries including Cha, Tcha, Chai, Te, and Tay etc. The English name “Tea” was probably derived from “Te” as used in one of the Chinese dialects
At 11 billion dollars per year, it is the second largest traded commodity in the world (after petroleum). 52% of all US adults drink coffee daily. We consume 300 million cups of coffee every day in the USA alone.