Perfect strength of brew revealed according to tea-loving Brits


FRIDAY April 21 is the official day of tea in the UK (AKA National Tea Day). Hurrah!

So, to celebrate the nation’s insatiable love for the great British cuppa, Premier Inn spoke to 1,000 tea-loving Brits across the UK to find out which city drinks the most tea and to settle one of the most important debates of all time: What’s the perfect strength of tea?


The British stereotype of being obsessed with tea still stands strong: collectively as a nation, the UK consumes 205 million cups of the stuff EVERY DAY! The research also revealed other fun facts for your tea break.

The amount of tea Brits drink in a year would fill 50,000 swimming pools. FIFTY THOUSAND. (If you laid those swimming pools back to back they’d stretch for 1,250 km… which is roughly the same distance from London to Vienna)

In London, every day 25.9 million cups of tea are enjoyed – in a year that would be enough tea to fill up the Big Ben Clock Tower 500 times

On average people in Glasgow drink the most tea each day – 3.62 cups to be precise, and over a third (35%) drink at least five cups a day

Edinburgh’s the city that’s most likely to opt for the strongest tea

A quarter of people in the UK drink at least five cups of tea every single day


1. London – 25.9 million cups of tea drunk a day
2. Birmingham – 3.7 million cups of tea drunk a day
3. Leeds – 2.6 million cups of tea drunk a day
4. Glasgow – 2.2 million cups of tea drunk a day
5. Manchester – 1.7 million cups of tea drunk a day
6. Edinburgh – 1.3 million cups of tea drunk a day
7. Cardiff – 1.1 million cups of tea drunk a day
8. Belfast – 1.1 million cups of tea drunk a day
9. Newcastle – 930,000 cups of tea drunk a day
10. Liverpool – 800,000 cups of tea drunk a day
11. Bristol – 740,000 cups of tea drunk a day
12. Plymouth – 260,000 cups of tea drunk a day

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