Known for its love for coffee, the USA once was a hotspot for tea. The Dutch introduced the United States of America to tea in the 1650s when they imported it to their colonies. The Americans took a liking to the beverage and soon began to cultivate and consume it. Then when the British colonized America, they wanted a monopoly on tea trade and imposed high taxes on tea. This fueled the Boston Tea Party uprising where colonists destroyed shipments from British companies and there was a strong movement to boycott all tea consumption. This led to the downfall of the British rule as well as tea consumption in America.