Tea Facts & Stats

In this section we address many interesting facts and statistics about tea, the beginnings of traditional tea customs, the paraphernalia used, and frequently asked questions about tea consumption.

There are some essential general facts about tea that everybody should know - we have listed a few below:

TIME FOR TEA!
Time for tea!

Tea break time...

Tea breaks are a tradition that have been with us for approximately 200 years.


THE TOP
The Top

Drink your way to the top...

80% of office workers say they find out more about what's going on at work over a cup of tea than any other way.


LOVE IS
Love Is

Everyone's favourite...

By the mid 18th c. tea replaced ale & gin as the drink of the masses to become Britain's most popular beverage.


HEALTHY
Healthy

Good for you...

Tea contains half the amount of caffeine found in coffee.


HOW MANY?
How many?

How many cups a day...

The number of recommended cups of tea to drink each day is 4, this gives you optimal benefit.


5000 YEARS YOUNG
5000 years young

A long time ago...

Tea was created more than 5000 years ago in China.


PEARLY WHITES
Pearly whites

A cup of tea to keep the dentist away...

Tea is a natural source of fluoride that can help protect against tooth decay.


TEA BOOK
Tea Book

The first book...

The first book about tea was written by Lu Yu in 800 A.D


A NEW ARRIVAL?
A new arrival?

Arrived in Europe...

Tea firstly appeared in Europe thanks to Portuguese Jesuit Father Jasper de Cruz in 1560.


WHOOP, WHOOP, I'M GONNA...
Whoop, whoop, I'm gonna...

Bag it up...

96% of all cups of tea drunk daily in the UK are brewed from tea bags.


BIG IN INDIA...
Big in India...

Big in India...

Apart from tourism, tea is the biggest industrial activity in India.


98%
98%

As you like it...

98% of people take their tea with milk, but only 30% take sugar in tea.

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