Official: Lawyers drink the most tea

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  • Girly lightweights

    Six cuppas a day? Limp-wristed girly lightweights. I could easily drink them under the table.

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  • tea time

    The survey does not specify what sort of tea. Jasmine, elderflower, peppermint drunk by IP lawyers? Or are they referring to builders tea drunk by construction lawyers? These are important questions.

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  • tea

    Our teapots are bigger than theirs

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  • Girly lightweights

    Further to my comment below, I feel compelled to issue a challenge to these Larry Graysons of law. I challenge you to a tea-drinking contest - name your tea: English breakfast tea, Genmaicha green tea, Lapsang Souchong, white tea, anything you like except those ghastly fruit teas and that lemon, ginger and nettle-type muck, which, let's face it, aren't even proper teas. Well then? Is that the sound of frit lawyers hiding under tables that I can hear?

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  • Golden oldies

    While tea is nice, one has to be slightly nostalgic for the time when wine and brandy were perfectly acceptable pick-me-up drinks during the day.

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  • Billable beverages

    Is so much tea being consumed to enable them to bill clients for extra time spent brewing up?

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  • ActionAid 24 Hour Tea and Coffee Break

    For all the lawyers who do love their tea, go to www.coffeebreak.org.uk to find out how you can hold your own tea or coffee break and raise money for ActionAid's work with farmers in the developing world.

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  • tea

    I still remember the days of an afternoon tea trolley. With biscuits as well. Happy times!

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  • Tea Drinking...

    I was just drinking my Nth (where N is a large positive integer) cup of tea of the day when this article popped into my inbox via the lawyer alerter service. I drink tea as my first drink of the day, then strong black coffee all morning, but from lunchtime onwards it's tea all the way. But don't get me wrong, I could give it up, I could, anytime I choose, I am just going to finish this one though, it's a rather lovely 2:1 mix of Earl Grey to English Breakfast. At University I was known as the steaming fist - because I always had a hot mug of tea in my hand.


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  • What about Red Tea?

    I haven't read anything trendy yet. Has nobody else discovered the joy of Rooibos Tea - Red Bush tea, to the uninitiated (rooi necks). It's the one tea I like black as much as with milk. You can taste the open fire smoke - puts hairs on your chest. And it's supposed to be very good for you.

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