Most popular way of drinking tea in Great Britain 2014

In general, how do you like to drink your tea?

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 19, 2014
Most popular way of drinking tea in Great Britain 2014 Drinking tea with milk but no sugar or sweetener was the most common way of drinking tea among British respondents (37 percent), followed by milk with sugar (18 percent). Thirteen percent of Brits liked to drink their tea without either milk or sugar. In 2017, most people in the UK would drink two to three cups a day.
Tea imports to the UK

The East India Company first brought tea to the British Isles in the 17th century. In 2017, approximately 126 thousand tons of tea reached the UK. The overwhelming majority of tea comes from non-EU countries. The biggest share of all imports comes from Sub-Saharan Africa (roughly 86 thousand tons).

Tea brand and their use

The most commonly used brand to brew standard or decaffeinated tea in the UK was PG Tips with 7.6 million users drinking it in 2017. In second and third place came Yorkshire tea and Tetley Tea Bags, with 6.2 and 5.9 million users, respectively. Among brands of herbal, fruit and green tea products Twinings lead with 5.9 million users.
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In general, how do you like to drink your tea?

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