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Stunning PHOTOS of tea pots around the world

Last updated on: February 6, 2013 07:56 IST

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Tea is the most popular manufactured drink in the world in terms of consumption. Its consumption equals all other manufactured drinks in the world - including coffee, chocolate, soft drinks, and alcohol - put together.

Most tea consumed outside East Asia is produced on large plantations in the hilly regions of India and Sri Lanka, and is destined to be sold to large businesses.

Let's take a look at some amazing tea pots from around the world.

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Image: A woman prepares 'Bao Zhong' tea using a traditional tea set in Pinglin. The small town is one of Taiwan's major tea growing areas and is located in the mountains which provides an ideal climate for growing tea.
Photographs: Nicky Loh/Reuters

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Tea pots in a shop at the Tregothnan Estate near Truro in Cornwall, England.

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Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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A commemorative cup for the London 2012 Olympic Games sits next to a Big Ben clock tower tea pot in a shop window in London.

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Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters
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Tea pots for sale sit on a table decorated with a Union Flag at an antiques shop on the Portobello Road in Notting Hill, London.

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Photographs: Andrew Winning/Reuters

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Tea is brewed in a traditional Japanese tea pot at a collective centre for evacuees in Otsuchi.

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Photographs: Damir Sagolj/Reuters
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Bonhams Ceramics Specialist Nette Megens holds a Meissen porcelain teapot, once owned by the mother of King George I, at Bonhams auction house in London.

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Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

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A giant silver teapot shines in the sun outside the Alessi factory in the northern industrial town of Omegna in Italy.

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Photographs: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

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An internally displaced man, who fled a military offensive in the Swat valley region, stands in line to collect his ration of tea at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees Sheik Shahzad camp in Mardan district, about 160km northwest of Pakistan's capital Islamabad.

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Photographs: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters

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A Wedgwood teapot, cup and saucer and a silverplate bud vase used on stage during Barbra Streisand's 2004 concert for John Kerry in Los Angeles is displayed at a press preview of items from the auction 'The Collection of Barbra Streisand' in Beverly Hills.

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Photographs: Fred Prouser/Reuters

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A labourer carries over a dozen pots of mixed black tea to sell to shop-keepers through a market in Peshawar, located in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province.

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Photographs: Ali Imam/Reuters

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A coffee set costing 4,000 euros ($5,170) at the Meissen factory in Meissen, Germany.

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Photographs: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

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Water is cooked at a traditional tea house in Peng village of Shuangliu County, southwest China's Sichuan province.

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Photographs: Reinhard Krause/Reuters

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A volunteer takes a kettle from a bonfire near the remote village of Budy, about 220km north of Minsk, Ukraine.

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Photographs: Vasily Fedosenko/Reuters
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An Afghan boy pours tea for Afghan National Army soldiers working with Chosen Company of the 3rd Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry on a helicopter assault mission to improve their biological database, near the town of Ahmad Khel in Afghanistan's Paktiya Province.

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Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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Kettles of tea boil on a fire in the kitchen of an Afghan National Police station near the city of Mara Wara in Afghanistan's Kunar Province.

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Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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An Afghan man Mir Ali, 22, is silhouetted against the setting sun as he serves green tea to a customer in Karachi.

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Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters

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Vendors selling tea pots and sculptures sit next to their stalls as they wait for customers at a small market in central Beijing.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters
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Buddhist monks carrying kettles run towards the complex to serve tea to the devotees attending a teaching session being addressed by the Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on the second day of the Kalachakra festival in Bodhgaya.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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Flood victims, from various parts of Sindh province, make tea outside their tent at a relief camp in the outskirts of Karachi.

Photographs: Athar Hussain/Reuters
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