That means Brits drink 60.2 billion cups of tea per year. Sixty-six percent of the British population drink tea on a regular basis. It is definitely a country of tea, and Brits drink more tea than in any other country. Ireland is the second largest tea-drinking country, an unsurprising statistic given its proximity to Britain.
Comparatively, Britain consumes only 70 million coffees in a day. So how does the average Englishman or woman drink their tea? The majority of tea (96%) is drunk with teabags, though it is not uncommon for tea to be made with loose leaves.
It is also extremely common for milk to be added to tea, so common that 98% of tea in Britain is drunk with milk.
Drinking tea has many benefits. For example, many types of tea have antioxidants, which stop free radicals (“unstable substances”) from affecting the body. Hot tea can even be refreshing in hot weather because it causes sweating, which cools the body off!