After decades of being overshadowed by coffee, tea has finally begun to emerge to own the spotlight. Tea expert David DeCandia from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf says the tea industry is “going straight up” and will “at some point…reach the level of coffee”. Domestic sales of tea at restaurants, grocery stores, and shops have increased by 32% in the last 5 years and is still expected to grow to over $18B in the next two years. Compared to coffee, tea has actually been growing faster year over year in the last decade.
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