What MakesTea so Popular in North America?

Why is Tea so Popular in North America?

In the late 1640s, the English, French and Dutch settlers introduced tea in North America and it quickly became one of the most beloved beverages in the whole continent and has only become more popular over the years.

Even after many centuries, tea is still very popular in America. Almost 80% of the United States, Canada and Mexico households have at least one jar of tea leaves in their kitchen, and almost half of the North American population drink tea regularly.

Speaking of North America, tea is especially loved by people in Canada, Mexico and the United States! So, what made tea so popular in North America? Let us find out.

Healing Properties

In various indigenous Canadian tribes, and other indigenous tribes throughout the world, tea and herbal tea are consumed as ceremonial and healing beverages. In South Africa Rooibos or “Redbush” Tea was brewed and widely regarded for its fragrant taste and healing properties.

In many households, tea is consumed as a healing beverage, and it contains many antioxidants that can soothe the body and mind as a whole. Drinking tea regularly helps in boosting the immune system. Not to mention, it also helps you to fight inflammation.


Canadians drink tea in the morning or the afternoon, just for relaxing the mind and body. Tea contains a lot of antioxidants including flavonoids such as thearubigins, catechins and epicatechins which are highly beneficial for the body and mind.

It cleanses the toxins in our bodies and helps in removing stress from our minds. It’s also been proven that when tea is consumed on its own, it helps to improve attention and memory.

Breakfast-style teas such as Uncle Grey and Breakfast in Paris, are popular as breakfast or afternoon teas mainly because of their ability to calm and soothe the mind while keeping it stimulated.  

The tea parties

Tea is a popular drink when tea parties are organized. Friends or relatives generally meet for a get-together at such parties over a cup of tea! Hence, tea serves as a medium of the bond among many people.

Some most preferred teas in North American households include iced, cold-brew and hot brewed tea, all of which bare more flavour when made with loose leaf teas. 

Formal tea tradition

Formal tea services are quite popular in North America. This tradition is hundreds of years old and has been passed down from generation after generation.
In such events, generally, recognitions and introductions are given.

Tea as a versatile drink

Tea is a versatile drink and can be combined with other flavours. Tea is the most popular beverage on Earth next to water itselfe. Modern blends and loose leaf teas make it one of the most popular beverages in North America.

Iced tea is the most preferred form of tea on the North American continent! It is available in the form of a canned or bottled beverage, but true iced tea should be made with loose leaf cooled or cold-brewed and lemon and natural sweeter added to taste. Some of the most preferred iced tea flavours on our site include Berry Buddy, Berry Detox, Lemon Cylon and Uncle Grey.

Bottom line

Tea is one of the most consumed beverages globally, and several countries list tea as their favourite beverage hands-down. Likewise, tea has been consumed in North America for hundreds of years and remains one of the most popular beverages, and healthiest beverage choices for people everywhere in Canada, the United States and Mexico to date.

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