A Brief History
Discover the ancient origins and fascinating history of tea!
Tea is by far the most popular drink consumed in Britain today, with over 100,000,000 cups being drunk in the UK every single day of the year.
In 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.
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.