About as much tea as there is in China?
So how much tea is in China? We assume the following:
That there are about 1.2 billion people in China. That each person drinks an average of two cups of tea per day. That about four grams of tea leaves (post drying & processing) make one cup of tea. And, that there may be three or four months of leaves stockpiled at any one time.
With these (debatable) assumptions, the amount of tea in China is 1.2 billion people x 2 cups per person per day x 4 grams of tea leaves per cup x 100 days, which equals about 1 billion kilograms (or 1 million tons) of tea leaves in China