Sweden consumes 0.4 lb of tea per capita per year.
Fruit-infused and herbal tea varieties are also part of the Swedish tea culture.
History of Tea in Sweden
Tea has always been one of the most preferred non-alcoholic beverages in the country, although its popularity is increasing more and more over the years.
Having to compete with the developed coffee-drinking culture, the Swedish tea culture boast some quite unique customs.
Tea Culture in Sweden
Swedish people have an extraordinary tea-time called fika.
Fika is part of everyday life and it’s practiced with friends and colleagues.
More than tea time, fika is about sharing time with dear people and represents a big part of the Swedish culture in general.
Despite tea, fika can also mean coffee time gathering.
This ritual is always accompanied by snacks and/or cake.
The name of the fika ritual comes from the inverted 19th-century slang of the word kaffi (coffee).
Fika is all about sharing a moment with friends and it’s traditionally accompanied by candlelight.