Food & Drink
Irish people judge others on their tea making ability
New research suggests that one in four Irish people judge others by how they make their tea. Just remember that when you're making a cuppa for your colleague this morning.
Do you crave tea? Do you get a bit edgy if you go a whole day without a cup, or two? Well according to new research, the majority of Irish tea drinkers consider the hot beverage as a source of comfort, so you're not alone.
The research was carried out by Amárach on behalf of Lyons Tea - who have brought out some new blends, by the way - and it shows that most of the country is partial to a few cups each week with 87 per cent of people admitting to having at least one cup, while 41 per cent make at least three cups in work on a daily basis.
On a more personal level, over half of you out there believe that someone really knows you if they can make you a cuppa to your liking, on the first attempt.
Commenting on the research, Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist said, “Small courtesies, warm smiles and making a cup of tea the way someone likes it, shows recognition and awareness - that you care about them.
“When people make tea for someone they’re making an emotional connection which in turn increases fondness and trust, thus enabling the relationship to grow and develop.”
Who knew there was so much going on behind a cup of tea?