YOUR favourite tea could say bags about your personality.
Food psychologist Greg Tucker says: “Tea, like those who drink it, is dependable, reliable and trustworthy. How we drink it can reveal a lot about us.” Greg reads the tea leaves to Samantha Yule to reveal what your favourite brew says about you . . .
A builder’s brew – confident yet reliableCredit: Alamy
DRINKER is a mainstream, unflashy type, confident yet reliable, like this brew.
It is dependable and you know what you’re getting, like with all good builders.
A STEP away from builder’s and a sign of individuality.
Tea without milk is a sign of individualityCredit: Alamy
Shows confidence, as the drink is intense.
For the dynamic sort who likes control. Or may just be a calorie thing.
MANY have their first tea, as a child, sweet to acquire the taste.
Stirring a lot can be attention-seekingCredit: Alamy
Failing to change later may mean you miss childhood comforts. Stirring a lot can be attention-seeking.
YOU want an easy life, opting for a brew like a bedtime hug from a parent, and avoid fretting about things, including gaining weight.
A milky cuppa soothes away stressCredit: Alamy
A milky cuppa soothes away stress.
SIGN of a fussy type who needs to be in control and likely has a neat underwear drawer.
Playing the connoisseur like this can be a statement of snobbishness.
TEA links to hearth and home, so many drink the brand they had as kids.
Waitrose own brand tea bagsCredit: Alamy
But some choose a new one in a bid for freedom and to build their own, adult persona.
NAMED for our 1830s Prime Minister, this a subtle yet powerful sign of class.
A subtle yet powerful sign of classCredit: Alamy
The bergamot aroma adds sophistication. Adding milk reduces the snob factor.
A QUEST for identity. Not the teenage tattoo rebellion, but close.
Drinkers are happy to break with the norm and march to their own beat.
Herbal tea drinkers are happy to march to their own beatCredit: Alamy
Or they may just be health fanatics avoiding the guilt of caffeine, sugar and milk.
FOR the healthy, who enjoy tea without fear of using it as a crutch.
The gym and lycra are other expenses.
Yorkshire decaf teabags – for the healthyCredit: Alamy
Their body is a temple they worship.
Foregoing some of tea’s pleasure is a sacrifice they think is worth making.
WE all know tea brewed in a pot tastes better, but it also provides ritual and reverence.
Using a teapot provides ritual to your daily brewCredit: Shutterstock
Drinkers want life reliable and repeatable. They may have fears and superstitions that can be soothed by such ceremony.