Despite the growth of coffee shops in the UK (and something Costa Coffee is now exporting to France) Brits still drink 11 million gallons of tea a day. The 400-year old habit is well established with many people acknowledging they are addicted to it.
Most people use the same process and the same cup or mug; milk and two sugars for many people. But 7% of us are so fussy about the strength and temperature we won’t let anyone else make it for us
A quarter of us drink at least 5 cups a day but only 20% use a teapot and even fewer a cup and saucer. And loose tea and a strainer? Not these days.
The Chairman of the Tea Council, William Gorman, says we still drink tea because we know it’s good for us (so is coffee by the way). He syas it calms our muscles…
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