Oh no… What is the world coming to? News out this week says we are all drinking less tea. In fact, the younger generation things tea is for weaklings and they are not impressed at all. How do they cope?

The great British tradition of brewing a cuppa could become a thing of the past as a new survey reveals just 4 per cent of UK tea drinkers are under 25.

A survey conducted by Typhoo tea found that 80 per cent of the UK’s population relied on a cup of tea to get them through the day.

However, more than half of tea drinkers surveyed were over the age of 45 and only 4 per cent were under 25.

The findings also revealed that the under-25s drank just one variety of tea despite previous research that had indicated a rise in popularity of the healthier array of herbal infusions.

Typhoo said estimates were that a staggering 3.5 billion cups of tea were disposed of annually within offices, having been brewed but never drunk.

The decline of tea time etiquette was further illustrated by the fact 20 per cent of tea drinkers across the nation opted to brew their tea in a mug, rather than the traditional teapot.

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