Friday 27 April 2018

The power of a cuppa - 80 per cent of Irish admit to bringing tea abroad

Will you have a cup?
Will you have a cup?
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

Sun lotion, check. Passports, check. Swimwear, check.

Our suitcases might be packed to the brim and we could already be gambling with the luggage allowance, but the majority of Irish will not leave the country without a box of tea.

According to a nationwide ‘Taking Tea Abroad’ survey, 80 per cent of Irish people admitted to bringing tea abroad.

And a cup of the local brew just doesn’t cut it for us.

Over half of the people surveyed said they “don’t like the taste of foreign tea”.

Who knew the power of a cuppa?

With Ireland’s younger people being dubbed ‘generation emigration’ as thousands move abroad on a monthly basis, a box of tea has also become one of the most-loved gifts to get from home.

Seventy-eight per cent of people said they bring Irish tea as a gift for loved ones when travelling abroad.

Barry’s Tea brand Manager, Vicki Ahern, says the new smaller Gold Blend 20-pack is perfect for the occasion.

“We saw a definite want for a smaller box of tea so brewed up this handy pack to ensure anyone can enjoy a good Irish cup of tea no matter what the circumstance,” she said.

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