Here at Twinings we’ve been exploring the world of tea through our Tea Tales series. As part of that we’ve been inviting you along to Drink It All In
and join us in looking at the ways in which tea is far more than just a drink, from exploring the beloved drink’s history to the different cultures surrounding tea around the world.
In continuing this series we thought it would be a bit of fun to highlight some of the superstitions that surround tea. Do you ever catch yourself throughout the day avoiding cracks in the pavement or walking under ladders? Perhaps you recite a rhyme when passing magpies?
You’re not alone, recent research suggests that two-thirds of us harbour these harmless superstitious gestures and habits on a daily basis. What you may not be aware of is that there are some interesting superstitions around the UK relating to the nation’s favourite hot beverage.