While coffee is still the hot drink of choice for most Americans, sales of tea have been growing for more than a decade now. Tea sales rose 32% between 2005 and 2009 according to market researcher Packaged Foods.
Geographic ref.: United States
Market size: $8.5 billion of which 67.1% was sold at retail.
Source: Melissa Domsic, “E. Lansing Teahouse Brings Wanderers Home,” The Towne Courier, December 5, 2010, pp. 14-15
Original Source: Specialty Coffee Retailer