U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 31

Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:01am EST

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WASHINGTON,  Jan. 31, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily
"Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31: NATIONAL HOT TEA MONTH



Profile America  - Thursday, January 31st.  In the depths of winter, many
Americans find soothing warmth in a cup of hot tea, be it herbal, ginseng,
black, green or some exotic specialty blend.  Lumped together, this appreciation
of the brew underlies January's National Hot Tea Month.  Tea is the only
beverage commonly served either hot or iced and in any season.  While tea has
been consumed for thousands of years, Americans made two important contributions
- inventing tea bags and iced tea - both in 1904.  There are 360 tea and coffee
manufacturing firms in the U.S., employing nearly 13,000 workers, and doing over
 $7.8 billion  of business annually.  You can find more facts about America from
the U.S. Census Bureau, online at  www.census.gov.    

Sources:   www.teausa.com/general/501g.cfm
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 31192  

Profile America  is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the
U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments,
ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at  http://www.census.gov 
(look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).  

SOURCE  U.S. Census Bureau


Rick Reed of the U.S. Census Bureau, +1-301-763-2812, fax: +1-301-763-3762,
richard.thomas.reed-at-census.gov

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