Popular tea brands in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2019

A 2019 survey conducted by Statista found that the most popular tea brand in the United Kingdom was PG Tips. Of the 689 respondents, 35 percent said they usually use this brand at home. The second most common brand was Tetley, with a share of 29 percent.

Classic PG Tips remains a favorite

Standard PG Tips remains the most favored product offered by the brand. Although the number of users has fallen in recent years, an estimated 7.6 million people still use it. Although far less popular than the standard variety, the number of herbal, fruit, or green tea users has increased since 2013 to just under one million. Originally called Pre-Gestee, PG Tips was first introduced to the United Kingdom in 1930.

Decline in tea drinking

  Although long associated with Britain, tea is gradually losing popularity in the country. Tea purchases have been declining steadily since 2008, whilst sales of coffee have been increasing. Between 2006 and 2017, the average purchase per person per week of tea fell from 30 grams to 25 grams.

Which of the following tea brands do you usually purchase for your household?

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Release date

February 2019


United Kingdom

Survey time period

23rd to 28th July 2019

Number of respondents

689 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

respondents who are responsible for purchases in their household and buy and drink tea

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers possible.

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