BRITS get via 61 BILLION teabags a yr – sufficient to cowl virtually 31,000 soccer pitches.
A ballot of two,000 tea drinkers discovered they every use a mean of 4 teabags a day for his or her cuppas – a complete of 1,460 every year.
Brits drinks billions of cups of tea yearly
Throughout the UK, this implies virtually 167 million teabags are binned or composted every single day.
It additionally emerged a 3rd of tea-drinkers flip to a brew when they need some consolation, whereas a couple of in 20 put the kettle on to assist them in a disaster.
Because of this, lockdown has seen 27 per cent consuming extra tea since March 2020.
However the survey, commissioned by single origin tea model, JING Tea, revealed that regardless of being a nation of tea lovers, Brits are fairly conventional of their consuming.
A couple of in three (36 per cent) admitted they aren’t adventurous in the case of the drink whereas a 3rd have loved their tea the identical method all via life.
And one in 5 merely drink it the identical method as their dad and mom.
Compared 58 per cent would fortunately experiment with differing kinds and codecs of espresso, with greater than half consuming freshly floor.
The examine additionally discovered that for 66 per cent, style is the highest precedence in the case of selecting their sort of tea, adopted by value (15 per cent) and sustainability (5 per cent).
However because the begin of the lockdown, virtually half (49 per cent) mentioned style has develop into extra vital when selecting teas.
A couple of in 5 (22 per cent) mentioned sustainability is extra vital, whereas natural teas are actually hunted out by 12 per cent of drinkers.
Virtually 1 / 4 (24 per cent) have additionally elevated the quantity of unfastened leaf tea they’ve consumed since lockdown, and 22 per cent count on to drink extra unfastened leaf within the subsequent 12 months.
This was revealed after a 3rd of these surveyed by way of OnePoll mentioned they might change from teabags to unfastened leaf tea in the event that they knew it was higher for the surroundings, with 29 per cent believing it’s extra sustainable.
However of those that don’t drink unfastened leaf tea, half take into account it to be messy and one in 5 suppose it’s tough to make.
Ed Eisler, famend tea skilled and founding father of JING Tea, which is served in main accommodations and eating places together with The Savoy, mentioned: “Britain is named a nation of tea drinkers, however we’ve historically been very unadventurous in our consuming.
“Given what number of teabags we get via, it’s nice to see extra folks exploring the world of unfastened leaf teas, significantly because the lockdowns started.
“Whereas there’s a time and place for teabags, making the change to unfastened leaf opens up a world of tea.
“A world that not solely provides you entry to an enormous vary of upper high quality, distinctive teas – with over 10,000 in China alone – nevertheless it comes with much less packaging, which is healthier for the planet.
“Individuals might imagine unfastened leaf tea is messy and tough, nevertheless it’s truly even simpler than making a recent cup of espresso.
“I’ve spent 20 years sharing simply how easy it’s to make at dwelling or in a restaurant and I’m delighted to see folks embracing this variation.
“It’s a easy change that’s higher for you and higher for the planet.”
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