Skip to main content

The Home of Tea - all you need to know about tea


Tea - the world's favourite drink

Tea is by far the most popular drink consumed in Britain today, with over 165,000,000 cups being drunk in the UK every single day of the year.

Girl drinking a healthy cup of teaIn this part of the site you'll discover the fascinating history of tea going back nearly five thousand years, and the important role tea has played in the recent economic and social development of Britain. You will also find tea facts, information on how to make the perfect cuppa, and much more.

Despite its popularity, we receive tons of questions on all aspects of the great British cuppa - go to FAQs to see if your question is answered there.

For journalists and general users, there is a wealth of information including the latest tea news, fact sheets and an image bank. There is also a comprehensive archive of older news and event information.

Odd Box


Tea Advisory Panel (TAP)

TAP The Tea Advisory Panel was created to provide media with impartial information regarding the health benefits of tea. Panel members include nutritionists; dieticians and doctors. For further information please call 0207 052 8989. Read more...

TEA a brief history...

Tea is so much a part of everyday life in Britain that we might never stop to think about how a unique plant from faraway China became the nation's favourite drink. But the history of tea is fascinating, and in this section we can follow its story from the earliest times in Imperial China right up to its present place at the heart of British life. Read more...