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The Great British Brew

The Great British Brew It's no secret that we're a nation of tea lovers, in fact we can trace our infatuation with the humble brew right back to the early 17th century. So whether we're at home cuddled up with a cuppa or enjoying an afternoon tea in the country, this very special love affair between Britain and the tea leaf is showing no signs of stopping. "Where there's tea there's hope" - Arthur Wing Pinero We asked our Facebook fans what they call a cup of tea, here are some of our favourite responses: Common Unusual Pet Names for Tea Pet Names for Tea Cuppa Cuppa Scad Brew Cup of Snargul Rosy Lea Wet Panad Cwpan Cuppa Char Cup of Tea Tuptea Monkey "You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me" - C.S Lewis Tea within British culture "Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, We'll all have tea." "Not for all the tea in China" British phrase meaning nothing could persuade you otherwise, An 18th century nursery rhyme based on children's playtime. not even tea! "Storm in a tea cup" "Not my cup of tea" Everyday phrase meaning a lot of drama for a trivial matter Common saying meaning not to your liking Our love for tea starts at a young age as we read famous children's books which reference tea and tea parties, such as 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and The Tiger Who Came to Tea' "A cup of tea will restore my normality" - Douglas Adams A Did you know... The UK imports and consumes HALF 140 of tea per year thousand tonnes of all Brits take tea bags on holiday with them 95% The UK consumes British tanks come equipped with tea-making facilities 165 million of tea that's consumed is made from tea bags cups of tea a day Tea was partly responsible for the Over 25% Suffragette movement of all milk consumption in the UK is used in tea I as tea rooms gave women somewhere respectable to go alone and meet up "Come along inside.. we'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place" -Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows' What we've discovered... We asked 2,000 Brits to tell us about their tea-drinking habits and we found that... 84% Over half drink at least one cup of tea per day of British people take their tea white with no sugar The older we get, the more tea we drink with 33% of over 55's drinking five or more cups of tea a day, compared to just 11% of 18-24 year olds Not only do we love tea but apparently we're quite fussy about how it's made, with 59% preferring to make their own cup of tea "Tea is one of the main stays of civilisation in this country" - George Orwell Sources: | A SYKES cottages

The Great British Brew

shared by louiseotoole on Dec 02
A fun and interesting infographic looking at Britain's love affair with tea. Discover what the most popular way to take tea is, how many cups of tea we drink a day and who Brits think makes the best t...


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