You've got to admit it, there are times when we do something or buy something just because someone we are inspired by has done it first. It's why big companies use famous people to endorse their products.
Maybe you first started drinking tea because you saw your parents drink it, or it may even be because you saw someone famous holding a cup of tea. In fact, the whole reason tea-drinking expanded in the UK was because Charles II and his wife enjoyed it so much and high society wanted to impress their new rulers.
Whoever it is, there is no denying that humans are influenced by what people are doing. So which famous people today are drinking tea?
Former US President Barrack Obama is partial to a cup of fruit tea, specifically berry flavoured. Whether it is a hot one or a cold one, he has been seen enjoying tea more often than coffee.
Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga, Drew Barrymore (and a handful of other actresses) all enjoy green tea. Green tea has been lauded as one of the secrets to weight loss and it's no surprise that celebrities in the public eye would prefer it over a fatty latte.
Celebrities aren’t the only ones smitten with tea, tech entrepreneur Sean Parker (first President of Facebook) is known to have a collection of exotic teas. We would love to know what's in the collection!
Vivienne Tam, a famous Chinese designer loves tea so much that she has built a tea house in her New York store. Pictures please Vivienne!
Everyone's favourite President Donald Trump has launched his own line of teas under his name. Yes, I was surprised by this and I actually thought this was some prank, but Trump tea is a legit line.
Whether it’s an actor, a politician, sports personality or fashion designer, tea has indeed made its way into a number of people’s palates. Cheers...
A few more famous tea drinkers you might have heard of:
- Mick Jagger
- Jimmy Hendrix
- Dean Martin
- David Beckham
- Amy Winehouse
- Tom Hanks
- Albert Einstein
- Jude Law
- Dr Who
- C.S Lewis
- David Bowie
- Paul McCartney
- Kevin Spacey