Yesterday’s news that thousands of British builders are shunning bog-standard breakfast tea comes as no surprise to us. Apparently, the (traditionally ubiquitous) brew is falling behind various kinds of coffee as the beverage of choice for the construction industry and how could it not?

Without mentioning any names (*cough* like Tetley, Yorkshire Tea or PG tips), the quality of the dust in common teabags is appalling. One can instantly recognise, and appreciate, decent tea brewed from good quality tea-leaves by comparison. I speculate that those responsible for churning out the mass-produced mug-dust might have better things to boil; perhaps their own heads for example. In fact, with a few lashings of sugar, that may well constitute a tastier tea…

Nevertheless, a small, but reassuring, part of the surveyed decline in construction workers’ cups of breakfast tea is due to drinkers embracing wholesome green teas and better black teas, such as Earl Grey. So, the vitriolic verbosity of the previous paragraph aside, some things are looking up!

2 Replies to “Builders Abandoning Brews?”

  1. You…are…my…hero!!! I cant believe something like this exists on the internet! Its so true, so honest, and more than that you dont sound like an idiot! Finally, someone who knows how to talk about a subject without sounding like a kid who didnt get that bike he wanted for Christmas.

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