Everything you thought you knew about Brits and tea was wrong
Tea is about as synonymous with being British as wet weather, tutting and saying ‘fine’ when you are definitely feeling anything but.
So prepare to be shocked at the latest tea-drinking research. Seriously. Put your cuppa down to protect your screen as apparently, over 20 percent of us don’t actually drink tea.
Out of all the things you’d think Brits might top the international polls for, tea drinking should have been a safe bet, right?
Prepare yourself for a cultural identity crisis because, according to this graph published by the Indy100, we rank a measly 15th in the world for tea drinking.
So just who stole the tea drinking crown? Apparently Uzbekistan win with a massive 99.6 percent of them enjoying a regular cuppa. Kenya, where most of the tea we drink actually comes from, come in at a close second with 99.2%, which puts our 78.4 percent to shame.
Admittedly we still rank pretty highly compared to the rest of Europe. The lowest worldwide tea consumption goes to Denmark, with just 7.8 percent of people drinking tea and 92.2 per cent of them preferring coffee.
Anyone fancy popping the kettle on?