British Tea Tradition September 11 2015
To this day, Tea is seen as a symbol of "Britishness" and to some, as a symbol of old British Colonialism.
The London 2012 section of the paralympic handover in Beijing included tea as part of the ceremony. A cup or mug of tea in Britain is usually made in a different way than is common on China or other Eastern countries. Over 90% of tea consumed is black tea, often, but not always, with a small amount of cold milk and/or sugar added, or in some cases, honey is preferred. The most popular form is in teabags. I hear that my fellow countrymen have become a little more adventurous since I left and are now more into flavoured and fruity teas.