As a recent Statista survey
confirmed, Brits still love a good cup of tea, but is much thought ever given to where those tea leaves actually come from? Pulling together data
from the International Trade Centre's TradeMap, this infographic shows the countries from which the UK imports most of its black tea.
Most often, tea growers in Kenya are to be thanked for the brew in your hand. Last year, over 62 thousand tons were imported from the African country - a long way ahead of second-placed India with a nevertheless vital 17 thousand tons. Naturally, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Poland are not on the list because tea is grown there. One reason is that the finished products are made there before being shipped to the UK.