The Power of Tea

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All of the athletes who found success in London this summer share the traits of dedication, instinct and phenomenal physical abilities. But could there be another common thread between the countries that found the most success in the summer games? Let's talk about the power of tea!

Tetley, the British tea enjoyed by more English households, looked at the important role tea plays in the cultures of the top winning countries to see if it might be the secret weapon.

United States:
The US had a solid showing in swimming and the women's gymnastics team was able to keep their cool to reclaim the top title. As it happens, in the US, 85% of tea is consumed over ice - which is quite different from the rest of the world. So tea- hot and iced is still a popular beverage throughout the country.

China:
With top honors in sports like swimming and diving, China was a dominant force this Summer. Tea happens to be one of the most important parts of any meal or social gathering in China and is had with almost every meal.

Russia:
Russia not only came with top honors on the mat with gymnastics but also dominated on the Track & Field events. Russia was part of the most dramatic battle against the American gymnast for first place. These athletes showed tremendous performance and are now running for third place with the most winning medals. Tea is a traditional beverage in Russia and it is consumed by more than 90% of Russian citizens and is a very important part of hospitality and hosting guests.

And for my favorite tea in NYC I head to Harney and Sons in Soho to sip and taste new flavors.

And if you head to London, don't miss out on a special family tea.

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