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How many tea bags?

As we get close to rounding out yet another year it sometimes interesting to look back at the last twelve months and here at UKVending we like having a look at annual statistics, particularly if they relate to our work providing the best service and vending machines in Kent.

One statistic caught our attention, and it is this one.

Last year us British went through a whopping 61 billion tea bags…that’s almost enough to cover 31,000 football pitches.

How do they know this stuff I hear you ask?

Well, statisticians, those people who’s lives are dominated by numbers and numbers of things, polled 2,000 tea drinkers about their drinking habits and found that on average each of the 2,000 tea drinkers drank four cups a tea, so four tea bags a day or 1,460 tea bags a year.

What’s more that means that almost 167 million tea bags are binned or composted every single day here in the United Kingdom.

But the survey, commissioned by tea brand, JING Tea, revealed that despite being a nation of tea lovers, the UK population is quite traditional in their drinking.

More than one in three admitted they aren’t adventurous when it comes to the drink, while one third have enjoyed their tea the same way all through life.

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