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3 Ways to Celebrate Great Britain’s National Tea Day

Great Britain’s National Tea Day is April 21. The day’s lighthearted purpose is to celebrate Britain’s love of tea—after all, the British consume more than 60 billion cups of it each year, about 165 million cups per day. However, one does not have to live in Great Britain to join the celebration. Anyone can...

British Supermarket Chain Developing Plastic-Free Tea Bags

Britain’s Co-op Food grocery retail chain, a long-time supporter of Fairtrade, renewable energy, and higher animal welfare standards, announced it is developing a plastic-free tea bag. The fully biodegradable paper tea bag will eliminate the use of polypropylene, which is widespread in tea bags as a seal. Co-op’s Chief Executive, Jo Whitfield, said that the...

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Fruit Flavored Teas Making their Mark in Britain

Tastes may be changing in Britain as sales of black tea bags are declining and interest in green tea, fruit-flavored teas and herbals are on the rise. Standard black tea bags have long been the prominent tea choice and they continue to be so, with annual sales of£415 million. All other tea types combined...