by Daniel Wu
If someone asked you, “what country consumes the most tea?” Some obvious answers you may think of are China, or the United Kingdom. But what about Paraguay? As of 2017 Paraguay consumes 12.22kg of tea per capita per year while China doesn’t even make it into the top twenty, consuming only 0.92kg per capita. But this is still a lot of tea, about two ounces of tea leaves can brew up to thirty servings which means that the average Chinese citizen consumes about 525 servings of tea each year and the average person in Paraguay consumes about 6,300 servings of tea each year. That’s 17 servings of tea each day!
You can brew up to fifteen servings of tea with thirty grams of our tea, which costs thirty yuan, or four dollars and twenty-six cents. If the entirety of China bought from Xiaohusai, we could make about four hundred and sixty-two billion yuan, that’s about sixty-five billion dollars that would be going towards scholarships for the children in Xiaohusai. But that is an absolutely ludicrous amount of money that would go towards funding a small operation like Xiaohusai, but even if Madagascar (which only consumes 0.02kg of tea per capita) bought from Xiaohusai, two million dollars would be going to children in need of education.
Of course, the purpose of this article isn’t to get the world to fund a small village in the mountains of Yunnan. But there’s a definite need for your support, every purchase matters. By buying from us, you aren’t giving your money to a faceless corporation that may or may not spend your money fictitiously. Instead, you are giving your money to a couple of high schoolers! Much better. But all jokes aside, you can really make a difference, you can watch the children that you’re helping grow by checking up on our blog or by stalking our Instagram, and every summer our team goes to Xiaohusai to further help the children there and keep you updated. Whether buying a t-shirt or sharing our Instagram account, everything helps.