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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  • Another yorkshireman speaks

    I'm ashamed to say I probbaly drink marginally less than 10 cups a day. Mind you, I do use a one pint cup.

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  • endless varieties of tea...

    To Antony Sendal - try 50:50 Darjeeling + earl grey - perfection! (Or 70:30 if you can be bothered with leaves.)

    Redbush is also wonderful for something refreshing and healthy, green tea strictly for salving the conscience after over-indulgence in alcohol, peppermint after too much food; ginger, lemon "and nettle muck" for a cold.

    Coffee only ever drunk for the purpose of staying awake, never for the pleasure of it - all coffee tastes the same to me - whereas varieties of tea are so wonderfully different. I must go and put the kettle on...

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  • Earl Grey?????

    Earl grey? Girl grey more like. Real men don't drink tea that smells and tastes of rose petals.

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  • 'popcorn' tea...

    Lately I've been drinking a lot of 'genmaicha' (Japanese roasted rice + green tea). It has a wonderful, robust flavour. about 3-4 cups a day.

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  • Green tea is a must

    So true!

    I drink a lot of tea, green tea, my favourite being Blossoming Tea. It's charming to look at, has detox property, does not taste disgusting (unlike normal green tea), is very fashionable and I just prepare a fair amount of it which I drink throughout the day.

    Helps my diplomatic skills, I call it my tea of wisdom! I advise it, especially to the ladies, even though it's a little hard to find. I get it through a company called House of Blossoms.

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  • Mmmm... any black teas for day time (Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Chai, a particular rose and french vanilla infused black), sometimes green, white or oolong in the afternoon, especially during summer, and peppermint after dinner. How could you possibly stop at 6?

    @Martin Collings: Rooibos is beautiful, I prefer it with milk. I love the fact that you can brew it virtually as long as you want without it getting bitter because it doesn't have as much tannins. It's difficult to find though...

    @GB: I'll take you on in a tea drinking comp any day, if you can explain to me why you feel the need to dismiss people as 'girly' in such a derogative tone. I'm a girl, do you have a problem with that?

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