LaybackPandas wrote:"After water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world."
In the U.S. they drink soda, Europeans = wine, Africa = probably just water, south america = definitely not tea, russia = wine, beer and water, india = probably cow and goats milk, aussie = beer wine.
"In the U.S. they drink soda," This is an inaccurate and simplistic statement. While soda is widely consumed, when I look down the cold beverage (non-alc) aisle of my local grocer, I see 1/2 of it is tea. One long aisle is reserved for tea and coffee.
"Europeans = wine," really? even for breakfast? Tea time? Between meals? What about Germany and Belgium, beer capitols of Europe? Last I heard, they had plenty of tea and coffee there too.
"Africa = probably just water" not even going to touch that.
"South America = definitely not tea" certainly they consume large amounts of coffee, but S.A. is also the home to Maté, which is widely consumed.
"India = probably cow and goat's milk," Um... have you not heard of Assam, Ceylon and Darjeeling? India is the largest producer and consumer of black tea in the world!
"aussie = beer, wine" and Honeybush tea.
But then, I suppose we all fall victim once in awhile to our own cultural imperialism.