Tea is a huge growth industry in the United States. Despite our coffee-culture reputation, tea has steadily been increasing in popularity for decades, and this year the industry is estimated to break the $11 billion mark. (And, Mississippi, of all places, became home to its first tea farm.) High-end tea, in particular, is becoming an obsession in the food world, with restaurants like New York City’s three-Michelin-star Eleven Madison Park boasting a full tea pairing with its food.

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