How Britain Takes Its Tea! Celebrating National Tea Day With buyagift

Every afternoon I make myself a delicious pot of Earl Grey tea and enjoy it before the after school madness begins. I’m not alone in my love of a good cup of tea, it even has its own national day. Today, Saturday 21st April is National Tea Day and in honour buyagift have done some research into how Britain takes its tea. They are also campaigning to create a tea-cup emoji ‘teamoji’ and I agree there really should be one.

Britain enjoys over 60 billion cups of tea every year but buyagift wanted to know just how we take it. I have always taken my tea without milk or sugar and not too strong. I’ve put the world to rights many a times over a good cuppa with friends too. Take a look at the infographic below for some fun facts about how us Brits take our brews!

Topping the charts for gifted activities, buyagift has seen an 87% increase in sales of afternoon tea since 2014. Afternoon tea is now buyagift’s most popular package with locations across the country ranging from classic British to quirky themes including Jasmine Indian and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

If you would like to join the campaign for the ‘Teamoji’ you can show your support by signing the ‘Teamoji’ petition at, with the hope of generating enough signatures from the public to take to the Unicode Consortium, who have the final decision on what emojis make the cut for the next update.

More than 6 billion emojis are sent around the world each day. They help us convey a whole host of emotions and make texting much more fun. I’ve signed the petition and I really hope to see a teamoji on my phone soon.

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash

This weekend I’m going to make myself a nice pot of tea, read a good book and raise my teacup to National Tea Day.

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.



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