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Table 3 Tea consumption habits of participants

From: The consumption of tea and coffee in Turkey and emerging new trends

  Adana İzmir
F % F %
Consumption frequency     
Never 10 2.1 3 .9
Once in a month 7 1.5 30 8.8
Once/a few weeks 79 16.9 74 21.8
1–5 cups per day 276 59.1 147 43.4
6–10 cups per day 69 14.8 59 17.4
More than 10 cups per day 26 5.6 26 7.7
Total 467 100 339 100
Pearson χ2: 39.008, s.d.: 5, p: 0.000 < 0.05     
Most consumed tea     
Black tea 428 92.2 276 81.4
Green tea 34 7.4 53 15.6
White tea 2 0.4 1 0.3
Yellow tea 0 0.0 1 0.3
Oolong tea 0 0.0 1 0.3
Instant tea 0 0.0 7 2.1
Total 464 100 339 100
Pearson χ2: 27.509, s.d.:5, p: 0.000 < 0.05     
Reasons of herbal/fruit tea bags preference*     
Be of many varieties 114 24.3 238 70.2
Practical use 307 65.5 207 61.1
Taste/smell/aroma 35 7.5 26 7.7
Be healthy 42 9.0 39 11.5
Be natural 24 5.1 24 7.1
To lose weight 49 10.4 65 19.2
Good for stomach problems 40 8.5 44 13.0
Most consumed herbal/fruit tea bags     
Linden 157 34.1 74 21.8
Sage 65 14.1 50 14.7
Rosehip tea 89 19.3 57 16.8
Green tea 79 17.1 77 22.7
Camomile 9 2.0 29 8.6
Blackberry 11 2.4 2 0.6
Fennel 4 0.9 6 1.8
Apple 11 2.4 7 2.1
Lemon 10 2.2 12 3.5
Mint 7 1.5 21 6.2
Herbal slimming teas 9 2.0 4 1.2
Other 10 2.2 0 0
Total 461 100 339 100
Pearson χ2: 58.730, s.d.: 11, p: 0.000 < 0.05     
Reasons not to prefer of herbal/fruit tea bags*     
Unfavourable taste/smell/aroma 153 32.6 67 19.8
Dislike the use of tea bags 148 31.6 83 24.5
No habit of using tea bags 58 12.4 98 28.9
Non-economic 35 7.5 58 17.1
Not natural 91 19.4 97 28.6
Not quality 38 8.1 62 18.3
  1. *Because multiple options are checked, the total has exceeded 100% and p value cannot be calculated