Liverpool Is Officially The Tea Capital of the UK

If you take the name “Liverpool” literally, it sounds like the description of perhaps the most disgusting type of tea you could ever imagine… a pool of steeping liver? No thanks.

Thankfully, the name of this city has absolutely nothing to do with the way their like to enjoy their tea. And they certainly do enjoy their tea…

A recent article by Michelle at T Ching highlights Liverpool’s incredible tea culture, via Fawley Online.

“Researchers took an in-depth look into the hot beverage habits of the nation and discovered the average Brit will consume a staggering 66,685 cups of tea over their lifetime. But it was the good folk of Liverpool who emerged as the biggest tea lovers of all, with the average Liverpudlian consuming 1,460 cups of splosh EVERY year.”

You read that right. The AVERAGE is 1,460 cups a year per person, or 4 cups per day. For everyone who doesn’t drink any tea in Liverpool, there’s another person who has to drink 8 cups a day to make up the difference. That’s really a staggering number when you think about it.

4 cups a day is above average even for people who are tea drinkers, and when you factor in all the slack that has to be carried for the citizens of Liverpool who don’t drink much tea, that means the tea lovers over there are going mad, they’re practically drowning in tea.

We could all learn a thing or two from them.

How much money do Brits spend on tea?

“According to the poll by instant boiling water tap makers, Redring – over the course of an adult lifetime, the average Brit will shell out a staggering £35,733 on teas and coffees.

When it comes to tea – English breakfast is our most popular go-to-brew, with the majority of those polled (38 percent) claiming milk with no sugar is the formula for a perfect brew,” reports Fawley.

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