Brands of standard tea in Great Britain 2019, by number of users

Britain is famous for being a tea drinking country, with many brands offering a variety of choices. But of all those available, PG Tips is the most popular. In 2019, it was estimated that more than 6.8 million people enjoyed this brand.
Despite its clear popularity, the number of PG Tips users has fallen since 2013, when the number of users was more than nine million.

Tea drinker demographics

Whilst PG Tips was most popular amongst those aged 18 to 49, Yorkshire Tea was more likely to be the brand of choice amongst the older generations. This was especially the case for those older than 65 years of age, where the share of consumers of Yorkshire Tea was 28 percent. This was almost twice as many PG Tips users.

Do you add milk first or last?

A debate has raged in Britain for many years regarding the proper way to prepare a cup of tea. So much so that scientists have even weighed in on whether milk should be added first or last. However, a 2018 YouGov survey found that the majority of Brits prefer adding milk to their tea last. This was most common in Scotland and the north of England, with more than 80 percent of respondents in those regions preferring this method.

Brands of standard or decaffeinated tea products ranked by number of users in Great Britain in 2019

Exclusive Premium statistic

You need a Single Account for unlimited access.

  • Full access to 1m statistics

  • Incl. source references

  • Available to download in PNG, PDF, XLS format

Single Account

$39 $59 per month *
in the first 12 months
33% discount until May 31st
*Duration: 12 months, billed annually, single license

Access to this and all other statistics on 80,000 topics from

$468 / Year
$708 / Year

Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in

Release date

June 2020


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

January to December 2019

Number of respondents

24,006 respondents

Age group

15 years and older

Method of interview

Computer-assisted web interviews (CAWI)

Supplementary notes

Figures estimated by the source on the basis of survey responses.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.
This statistic is not included in your account.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Tea in the United Kingdom (UK)"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.