Milky Tea Voted Our Biggest Dislike
Survey was part of Big Brew Up campaign by armed forces charity SSAFA
It's no secret that we Brits have high standards when it comes to a cup of tea.
But now research has identified the nation's number one pet hate for our morning cuppa – being served a brew with too much milk.
Asked to list their top three pet hates about tea, half of those polled said being given a brew with the teabag still in, while others bemoaned finding their drink spilled on to the saucer.
The survey also revealed that we seem to be turning away from tradition. Most of us now put the teabag straight into a mug while just nine per cent still use a teapot.
The survey of 2,000 people was carried out by the Armed Forces charity SSAFA, which is running a Big Brew Up campaign later this month encouraging Britons to hold tea parties to raise money for veterans.
More than 60 billion cups of tea are drunk each year in Britain and people rightly have high standards when it comes to their perfect cuppa.
SSAFA, formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association, provides lifelong support to anyone currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force and their families.
Each year, their network of 7,000 volunteers help over 90,000 people, ranging from World War Two veterans to the families of young servicemen and women wounded or killed in Afghanistan.
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