Under-25s shun traditional brew
Published 02/10/2011 | 12:42
The great British tradition of brewing a cuppa could become a thing of the past after a new survey revealed just 4% of UK tea drinkers are aged under 25.
A survey conducted by Typhoo tea found that 80% of the UK's population relied on a cup of tea to get them through the day.
However, more than half of tea drinkers surveyed were over the age of 45 and only 4% were under 25.
The findings also revealed that the under-25s drank just one variety of tea despite previous research which had indicated a rise in popularity of the array of herbal infusions.
Typhoo said estimates are that a staggering 3.5 billion cups of tea are disposed of annually within offices, having been brewed but never drunk.
The decline of tea time etiquette is further illustrated by the fact 20% of tea drinkers across the nation opt to brew their tea in a mug, rather than the traditional teapot.