Latvia consumes around 2 lb of tea per capita per year.
The cold weather in this Baltic country doesn’t allow for thriving tea production, however, they produce most of their local plants for herbal teas.
Favorite teas in Latvia are marigold, chamomile, St. John’s wort, as well as late summer berry infusions.
History of Tea in Latvia
Latvians are famous tea drinkers since always, especially because all the herbal teas they drink are produced in their own country.
People here know how to harvest and properly dry their herbs and also combine them into blends to achieve optimal medicinal properties.
Although they’ve been producing and consuming their tea since always, their tea culture is reaching new levels in the last couple of decades.
Tea Culture in Latvia
Latvia displays an abundance of tea houses and tea shops where visitors can find a variety of Green, Black, Oolong, and herbal teas.
Restaurant menus also offer a plethora of tea options to satisfy every taste.
Tea in Latvia is consumed with honey (locally produced) and/or sugar.
Latvians drink tea during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper.
It’s more often to be offered a tea in Latvia than coffee when visiting someone’s home.
Each household owns a tea kettle that is especially active during the harsh winters.
Herbs, berries, and Asian-origin teas are all consumed in this Northern European tea-loving country abundant in hand-picked, loose-leaf tea blends.