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Tea in New Zealand

Sri Lanka is the leading provider of tea New Zealand, mainly black tea. In New Zealand, the ordinary black tea is sometimes called gumboot tea . New Zealand consumes 6000 grams of tea per year.

History of tea in New Zealand

Black tea is a staple food brought to New Zealand by Europeans and became a national drink. Hunters and whalers, who came to New Zealand in the late 18th century were sometimes paid in tea and other foodstuffs.

When tea was in short supply, the leaves of the tree were used as manuka a substitute. British explorer James Cook and his crew were the first Europeans to drink tea Manuka and Cook called the Manuka tea factory in his diary.

Tea became gradually less during the 19th century, the population of the New Zealand has increased. He was universally popular with the rich and the poor, society ladies Bushmen, and has been approved by the league anti-alcohol follower of tea as a healthy beverage and non-intoxicating.

Act consideration of tea in 1882 prohibits the falsification of tea and sets up a system of specific tests. At the end of the 19th century tea sold in New Zealand was reliable and pure.

Tea consumption in New Zealand

In the 19th and 20th century New Zealanders drank more black tea than their British counterparts, but not quite as much as Australians.

In 1892 New Zealanders consumed 2.9 kg of tea leaves per person per year, against 3.6 kg in the Australian states of New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, and 2.1 kg in the United Kingdom.

Consumption of black tea New Zealand has declined over time, from 3 to 3.5 kg per person between the 1910's and early 1960's to nearly 2.5 kg in 1970.

In 1984, consumption by New Zealand is less than 2 kg. It continues to decline to an average of 0.6 kg in the first decade of the 21st century, against 2.2 kg in Britain.

A wide range of hot drinks, such as herbal tea, and the popularity of coffee has contributed to the decline of tea. The tea bags were introduced in the 1970's.

The tea market in Nv Zealand

While the weakness of the New Zealand economy continued in 2012, consumer trends towards health and well-being positively received tea in terms of value and volume growth.

In New Zealand , The Bell Tea & Coffee Co Ltd, continued to lead the tea in 2012 with a value share of 39%.

Society, which was originally created in New Zealand in 1898, is unique in that it packs his tea in New Zealand, as opposed to the majority of competing brands of tea imported pre-packaged.

New Zealand brands of teas

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