Tea is the second most popular drink in the world, after spring water. That's quite an achievement for a humble plant and is a sign of its versatility. You can enjoy tea hot and cold, in a range of flavours and in almost any situation imaginable. So whether you're halfway up a mountain or in the lounge of the Ritz, a decent cuppa is the perfect accompaniment to your day. Interestingly, while many of the legends surrounding tea are ancient, the people who most enjoy drinking it seem to be getting younger. In the 21st century, tea has become the favoured drink of hipsters and is often sold in attractive packaging to appeal to a youthful audience. This is good news, because tea has for too long been a drink associated with older people. But its recent resurgence in popularity has led to people of every generation showing a renewed interest in it. As a result, it's available in a range of places, from the swanky restaurant to the local cafe, in luxury spas and on railway concourses. Of course, there is a variety of tea for every mood. So whether people need a helpful pick-me-up in the midst of a business meeting or a gentle relaxant at the end of a hard day's work, they can find something to suit. That makes it a wonderful companion for modern life and explains why its popularity continues to grow.