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University Tea Drinking League 2013: And the winner is...

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If you’re reading this the chances are you're taking a break from studying, assignments or you’ve just finished an exam and are enjoying a nice cup of tea (or maybe something stronger.) But have you ever wondered how many students across the country are joining you? 

A survey has revealed which university in the UK consumes the most cups of tea on a daily basis.

So, who are the biggest tea fiends in the country? Which university has 'bagged' (sorry) the top spot?

In a stroke of beautiful symmetry, coming in first with an impressive 2.95 cups of tea daily are the tea drinkers of Teesside. Tea-mendous! 

Yes, really. Teeside drinks the most tea... well, almost. In what may be a result steeped in controversy, Aston University was joint first, consuming the same amount. Let's hope there won't be a row brewing for the top spot... 

The remainder of the top ten includes Anglia Ruskin (2.90), Aberstwyth (2.58), Leeds Met (2.52), Birmingham (2.52), Aberdeen (2.51), York (2.48), Cumbria (2.44) and Sunderland (2.43). 

So it seems that those good old northerners are the biggest tea drinkers. But we knew that anyway. 

87 universities took park in the survey, which revealed that Plymouth students are in fact teetotal on tea, drinking not drink a single cup (although we're not sure we believe this...)

The students of Glasgow Caledonian University, which placed just above bottom, managed to put the kettle on once a day. 

If we look at that other university rankings table, (this time the 2013 University League Table, compiled by the Guardian) it would appear the top ten universities in the UK place so high because of the lack of tea drinking.

With the exception of Exeter, St. Andrews and Lacaster, which didn’t place, none of the top universities placed any higher than 40th  when it came to tea consumption.  Below is a table comparing their tea drinking habits:

University

League Table Position

Tea Table Position

Cambridge

1

82

Oxford

2

64

London School of Economics

3

80

St. Andrews

4

D.N.P

Warwick

5

39

UCL

6

79

Durham

7

52

Lancaster

8

D.N.P

Bath

9

69

Exeter

10

D.N.P

 

So there, it appears, is the vital lesson: in order to be successful in uni you must try not to spend a large proportion of your day procrastinating over a good old cuppa. 

But in all honesty, we don't believe this. Here at TNS we believe that there's nothing better for motivation than a good natter of tea and biscuits. So go ahead, brew up - we won't judge... 

This survey was compiled by Student Beans.

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