POLL: What’s important to you when buying tea?

This post is inspired by a number of conversations I’ve had with people about Brits and tea habits, new stories, blog posts and advertising I have seen about what factors influence tea drinkers’ decisions to buy certain teas and what price they are willing/want to pay for an everyday tea.

I have two polls below that I would kindly ask you to answer.

The first poll seeks to understand what factors are important to you – i.e. a tea consumer – when looking at tea in a shop or online. Please tick all boxes that apply in your consideration, or write in a consideration if it is not listed below.


The second poll seeks to find how much you pay (or are willing to pay) for an everyday tea. By ‘everyday tea’, I mean a tea that you buy regularly, a go-to tea – not that prized tea that you’ve hidden away in your cupboard for a special day. In this poll, I am working with the assumption that the tea bag will contain two grams of tea, although I realise that some companies put three or more grams in a bag.


Thank you for your participation. I would love to hear from you if you want to add anything to this conversation.

In two weeks I will report my findings, so please watch this space.


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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One Response to POLL: What’s important to you when buying tea?

  1. Pingback: POLL RESULTS: What’s important to you when buying tea? | teaxplorer

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