Many tea-loving Britons pack their own supply when they go away on holiday, a survey has revealed
Some 27% of the 1,200 people polled by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment admitted that they packed their own teabags when venturing abroad. PG Tips was the brand of choice, according to the survey.
It also emerged that 18% took their own coffee away with them, 10% packed biscuits and chocolate, 8% hoarded cereal and 6% took sweets.
The Queen, she might be pleased to learn, was rated the nation’s favourite travel companion, followed by Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Attenborough, Michael Palin, Sir Tom Jones and Stephen Fry.
The survey also revealed that 53% of British women take food and drink on holiday with them, while 31% took teabags, and 28% of them look for British supermarkets and eateries when they go away.
Travel expert Simon Calder encouraged Britons to be more adventurous when travelling. They could perhaps start by taking a bus to the airport. A bus journey would save them money on parking fees and ensure they arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare and in a relaxed mood.
Mr Calder said: “While it’s true that the rest of the world seems incapable of making a proper cup of tea – with the US and France the worst offenders – it’s time we Brits left our culinary baggage behind.
“Much of the joy of travel comes from sharing new and exciting dishes and drinks with the locals.”
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment carried out the survey to celebrate the release of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Blu-ray and DVD.