Brits would rather drink tea than alcohol.

Brits would prefer to drink tea over booze

Brits would prefer to drink tea over booze

A new poll suggests that 70 per cent of people would choose to drink the warm beverage over a beer with the figure increasing to 81 per cent in those aged between 30 and 44.

Women prefer drinking tea, as 32 per cent described it as their beverage of choice compared to only 23 per cent of men.

The findings back up claims that younger people are shunning booze due to its financial, health and "emotional" impacts.

Dr. Sharon Hall, chief executive of the UK Tea and Infusions Association (UKTIA), said: "The higher proportion of 30 to 44-year-olds preferring tea to alcohol could be because this group might be the most likely to have young children to care for, coupled with hectic jobs, lifestyles and houses to run."