Yorkshire Tea is the UK’s ‘favourite’ brand of teabags, according to new data

Official enough for us, we’re counting it.
Yorkshire Tea the UK's favourite tea bag

The Great British debate of which teabag is best is one that’ll probably run for millennia (if you’re not from around here, anyway) but according to new data, we might finally have an answer for what the UK’s favourite brew is.

It won’t be a surprise to any of you fine folk and we can certainly confirm it on our end but our pride and joy, Yorkshire Tea, looks to have taken the cuppa crown when it comes to the most beloved teabag in all of Britain.

This is according to our friend at The Manc and numbers pulled by Greater Manchester firm, TonerGiant. The ink and toner suppliers decided an office argument wasn’t enough and instead chose to turn their knowledge of the market and consumer trends into a bit of online research.

At the end of the day, tea has got to be the most important of all office supplies, surely?

mancunians favourite brand of teabags
According to the stats, Yorkshire Tea is Manchester’s favourite brand of tea bags. (Credit: Yorkshire Tea)

Using data from trusted online source Statista, which nailed down the top 25 teabag producers across the country, each brand was then ranked in relation to its average monthly searches via Google Keyword Planner to reveal that Yorkshire Tea was clearly the top dog pretty much across the board.

If you can hear someone chanting, ‘Yorrrkshire, Yorrrskhire…’, it’s us.

In terms of other tea brands that came in high on the leaderboard, Pukka Tea, Twinings and Teapigs made up the rest of the top five most-searched tea brands across the UK.

You can see the full rankings in the Great British Brew-Off here:

RankTeaAverage UK monthly searches
1Yorkshire Tea27,100
2PG Tips18,100
3Pukka Tea14,800
6Whittards Tea6,600
8Clipper Tea4,400
9Lipton Tea3,600
10Barrys Tea3,600
11Thompsons Tea1,300
13Taylors Tea1,300
14M&S Tea1,300
15Tesco Tea1,000
16Tick Tock Tea880
17Sainsbury’s Tea720
18Lyons Tea720
19Asda Tea590
20Aldi Tea590
21Waitrose Tea590
22Lidl Tea480
23Morrisons Tea320
24Bewleys Tea90
25Cafedirect Tea40
Few of these on here we’ve never heard of. Taste test, anyone?

While Yorkshire Tea was found to be the favourite for the majority of the nation, Belfast was the only place where it didn’t take the top spot. Instead, it was Irish-owned Barry’s Tea that came out as the best. We’ll be the judge of that.

As for supermarket’s own-brand offerings, out of the eight options on the list, Marks and Spencer’s teabags were found to be the most popular, closely followed by Tesco and then Sainsbury’s.

Commenting on the findings, TonerGiant’s Stuart Deavall said: “With so many office workers opting for tea to get through the day, it’s no surprise that the UK has a day dedicated to the drink.

“In light of National Tea Day on Sunday, 21 April, our new data shows that Yorkshire Tea is the nation’s favourite, with over 27,000 Brits searching every month… We can expect many Brits to be celebrating in style this Sunday, no doubt with a mug of Yorkshire tea in hand”. Speaking of, we’re suddenly feeling all thirsty – anyone fancy a cuppa?

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