Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Tea is a distinctly British beverage and more than 60 billion cups of tea are consumed per year in the United Kingdom alone. Britons are the world's second-biggest tea drinkers per capita and over 1,200 varieties of tea are sold across the United Kingdom. Most tea consumed in the United Kingdom is black tea, made primarily from a blend of East African and South Asian tea leaves. Since very little tea is actually grown in the United Kingdom, the industry is at the mercy of global supplies, which are affected by the weather, crop diseases, domestic political situations and other external factors... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Tea is the most consumed beverage in the United Kingdom and about 88% of households purchase tea as part of their weekly shop. The geographical spread of tea processors tends to follow population growth and per capita disposable income because very little tea is cultivated in the United Kingdom. Large multinational companies like Tetley and Unilever dominate the processing, blending, packaging and distribution of tea and are located close to their major customers.
Tetley, for instance, operates its main processing centre at Eaglescliff in the North East, and has a distribution centre at Newton Aycliffe. However, the North East accounts for only 4.2% of the total population and has lower-than-average per capita incomes... purchase to read more