"I am in no way interested in immortality, but only in the taste of tea."
-- Lu T'ung

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After water, tea is the most consumed beverage on the planet. A trend toward healthier lifestyles in developing nations, along with the burgeoning market for bottled tea, has pushed tea up the priority list for some of the world's largest consumer-goods companies. Unilever (NYSE:UL) calls tea "the hottest beverage in the beverage landscape." But Unilever isn't the only giant pouring resources into this market. In this video series, Fool contributor Asit Sharma outlines the coming tea wars, and walks you through the winners, losers, and dark horses of a $200 billion market. For more on the Tea Wars, follow this link to episode No. 2.

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