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Public say tea has helped them through the pandemic – as we launch registrations for our NHS Big Tea



Public say tea has helped them through the pandemic – as we launch registrations for our NHS Big Tea 2021

by NHS Charities Together | May 12, 2021 | 2021


Female NHS nurse with an elderly male patient happily enjoying a cup of tea

Nearly half of the British public agree regular tea breaks have helped the nation get through the pandemic in a nationwide survey commissioned by NHS Charities Together as it urges people to join in the NHS Big Tea on 5th July.


The event, which takes place on the birthday of the NHS, will be a national outpouring of thanks for NHS staff and each other while raising money for the incredible people in the NHS who have been there for the nation over the last year.


Research released by NHS Charities Together today (May 11) highlights the central place tea breaks have in UK life, their increased importance during lockdown, the benefits they bring, and the rituals people have around them. Key findings show:


58% of the public have a regular tea break as part of their daily routine.


People in Wales are the most likely to have a regular tea break (76%).


81% think having a tea break at work is important to British working life.


Most people recognise the benefits of taking a regular tea break – 73% believe it provides a break from work, 60% a rest from staring at screens, 56% that it breaks up the monotony of the day, 41% that it provides a chance to chat to and connect with other people and 39% that it relieves the stresses or worries a person may have.


Nearly half the UK public (46%) feel our tradition of tea breaks has helped us as a nation to get through the pandemic so far.

For the public, the rituals and pet peeves around our tea breaks are almost as important as having them:


Of those who take a regular tea break, 56% use a favourite cup or mug, 30% have something to eat with the hot drink like a biscuit or a piece of cake, 20% have the break at the same time every day, 21% use the same spoon throughout the day, 16% put the milk in first, and 16% sit in a specific seat or chair.

47% think it is unacceptable to leave the teabag in when drinking, many are repulsed by the idea of making hot drinks in the microwave with 46% agreeing that this is unacceptable, 43% are against using the same teabag twice, 33% do not like the idea of putting the milk in first, and 29% think even re-heating hot drinks in the microwave is a no-no.2021

by NHS Charities Together | May 12, 2021 | 2021


Female NHS nurse with an elderly male patient happily enjoying a cup of tea

Nearly half of the British public agree regular tea breaks have helped the nation get through the pandemic in a nationwide survey commissioned by NHS Charities Together as it urges people to join in the NHS Big Tea on 5th July.


The event, which takes place on the birthday of the NHS, will be a national outpouring of thanks for NHS staff and each other while raising money for the incredible people in the NHS who have been there for the nation over the last year.


Research released by NHS Charities Together today (May 11) highlights the central place tea breaks have in UK life, their increased importance during lockdown, the benefits they bring, and the rituals people have around them. Key findings show:


58% of the public have a regular tea break as part of their daily routine.


People in Wales are the most likely to have a regular tea break (76%).


81% think having a tea break at work is important to British working life.


Most people recognise the benefits of taking a regular tea break – 73% believe it provides a break from work, 60% a rest from staring at screens, 56% that it breaks up the monotony of the day, 41% that it provides a chance to chat to and connect with other people and 39% that it relieves the stresses or worries a person may have.


Nearly half the UK public (46%) feel our tradition of tea breaks has helped us as a nation to get through the pandemic so far.

For the public, the rituals and pet peeves around our tea breaks are almost as important as having them:


Of those who take a regular tea break, 56% use a favourite cup or mug, 30% have something to eat with the hot drink like a biscuit or a piece of cake, 20% have the break at the same time every day, 21% use the same spoon throughout the day, 16% put the milk in first, and 16% sit in a specific seat or chair.

47% think it is unacceptable to leave the teabag in when drinking, many are repulsed by the idea of making hot drinks in the microwave with 46% agreeing that this is unacceptable, 43% are against using the same teabag twice, 33% do not like the idea of putting the milk in first, and 29% think even re-heating hot drinks in the microwave is a no-no.

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