The Nation's Favourite Hot Drink

Dec 10, 2012, 10:20 ET from Emma Bridgewater

LONDON, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

When it comes to hot drinks, a weighty 42% of Brits choose tea as their favourite, as revealed in a recent survey conducted by Emma Bridgewater, the British pottery company that produces in Stoke-on-Tent. The survey demonstrates that despite a wide variety of hot drinks on offer, Brits love nothing more than a good cup of tea.

Coffee, which has traditionally been enjoyed in the UK since 1652 (when the first coffee house opened in London[1]), is Britain's second favourite, with 38% saying it's their preferred hot drink.

Britain's top five favourite hot drinks are:

  1. Tea (42%)
  2. Coffee (38%)
  3. Hot chocolate (15%)
  4. Hot fruit drinks/herbal tea (3%)
  5. Malt drink (2%)

With tea and coffee the nation's top two favourite hot drinks, hot chocolate takes third place, with 15% of us enjoying this most. Less popular choices include hot fruit drinks and herbal tea, with 3% of Brits choosing these as their favourites. Malt drinks are the nation's fifth favourite with a conservative 2% of Brits selecting this option.

Emma Bridgewater, founder of, Emma Bridgewater, comments: "Some of our most popular products are our personalised teapots, so it's no surprise that Britain's favourite hot drink is tea! Hand painted customised mugs are customer favourites and make really heartfelt, personal gifts for friends and family."

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SOURCE Emma Bridgewater