A recent study reveals that 166 million cups of tea are consumed every day in Britain. And Britons drink 3.5 cups on average.
Coffee is far behind with its mere 70 million daily cups. This means that tea is still the hottest drink in Britain, and has been since the first half of the 18th century.
One in three (30 per cent) claim to be so addicted to tea that they must have a cuppa every morning to be able to function during the day. And one in four (24 per cent) say that they drink more than five cups a day.
The survey was conducted by ICM Research for the charity organization WRVS that helps elderly people. ICM interviewed 2,000 adults during the period March 8–10, 2013.