According to the International Tea Committee (ITC), Brits slurp down 100 million cuppas every day.
Not that we need an excuse to put the kettle on, but National Tea Day on April 21st is the perfect invitation. When we do, all but four per cent of brews will use a tea bag.
What can I do with my used tea bags?
For a long time, the simple answer was to send them to landfill. Once there, they would rot and contribute to harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
These days, most of us contribute to a food waste recycling collection operated by local authorities, which turns kitchen scraps into energy and fertiliser instead.
The advice from Recycle for Greater Manchester (R4GM), is to put tea bags and coffee grounds in your food and garden bin.