Here at UK Vending we enjoy an occasional egghead moment. Those days when we stock up on statistics and think long and hard about what it all means.
Statistics make the world go round and when we’re talking tea the United Kingdom is awash with fascinating insights into how us Brits take our tea. For starters did you know that the tea market in the UK was in 2015 worth a staggering £654 million annually? Or that 76 percent of us have at least one drink of tea every single day if not more?
Tea has always been the national drink in the United Kingdom and as they say statistics don’t lie. 165 million tea drinks every day against 70 million for coffee with 48 million people downing a cuppa every day.
Other interesting titbits of information we have gathered at UKVending include 68 percent prefer to drink English Breakfast brands, with 28% liking the taste of green tea closely followed by Earl Grey at 27 percent. A whopping 91 percent take their tea in a mug with a tiny 9 percent digging out the china tea service.
The days of brewing a cuppa, whilst not over, are a distant memory in most households as 96 percent like the convenience of using a teabag or a vending machine such the ones we have at UKVending. The health conscious among us have seen a steady decline in the use of sugar in tea dropping down to just 41 percent of people using it regularly.
Then finally it comes down to the most contentious issue of all. Milk in first or last? The overwhelming majority in the latest survey 69 percent put it in last with 26 percent adding milk first. The remainder take it black.