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'Mariah Carey effect'? demand for tea rises in New York City

'Mariah Carey effect'? demand for tea rises in New York City

Tea has been in high demand since Mariah Carey's New Year's Eve kerfuffle, which resulted when she was promised tea and did not receive it until after her performance. Call it Mariah's influence, but many hotels and tea houses have seen an uptick in tea sales since that fateful day. Paired with the recent cold weather and the way Carey made tea seem like a luxury, the world's second most consumed beverage is definitely having a moment.

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