Tea can be as sophisticated as wine in the subtle flavors and nuances of fragrance it gives out. The world of tea in China is just like going to Napa Valley and trying different kinds of wine from various vineyards, as described in this blog article. But the surprising part is, the tea consumption per capita is the highest in unexpected countries, #1 in Turkey, #2 in Morocco and #3 Ireland as you can see here from Wikipedia.
Many people swear by the health benefits of drinking tea daily and often. The culture of drinking tea together around a small table is a very socially healthy way to spend free time. As long as you are at the table, tea will continuously be poured into your cup, and that is a welcoming gesture for anyone.