Tuesday's Tea Facts

At James Aimer, tea and coffee fuel our days in many different ways.  Renowned for its energising power coffee is a workplace staple and is taking over the high street, however in a recent YouGov Poll tea is infact the preferred drink for Briton's with 52% claiming to favour a good cup of brew over a caffine filled coffee.  So inspired by this we bring to you Tuesday's Tea facts!


  • The ‘Boston Tea Party’ was the first in a series of events that set off the American Revolution.
  • The Tea Act allowed the East India Company to sell tea to the colonists, who would have to pay the British duty on it. Before the Act, the Company could only sell its tea in Britain.
  • According to legend, tea was discovered by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung in 2737BC.
  • The country where most tea is drunk per person is Turkey.
  • Expenditure on coffee in Britain first overtook the amount spent on tea in 1998.
  • Iced tea was first served during a heatwave at the St Louis World Fair in 1904,
  • “A hasty person drinks tea with a fork” - Chinese proverb.
  • The weight of coffee produced in Brazil is twice the weight of tea produced in India.
  • According to the US Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Tea For Two was the second most performed song of the 20th century, beaten only by Happy Birthday To You.
  • Official figures reported an estimated 37 people injured by tea cosies in 1999 in the UK. 


If you would like to discuss your tea requirements with James Aimer then please get in touch with us eric.duncan@jamesaimer.co.uk and remember to stay wary of the tea cosies!