Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cuppa Load of This

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Cuppa Load of This

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STATISTICS fly at us so thick and fast in this strangely gripping series that it's hard to keep up. Did you know that Brits drink 165 million cups of tea every day? That the Typhoo tea factory churns out 14 million tea bags every day? Or that tea leaves make a 4,000 mile journey from plantation to tea bag? Mind blown.

In theory, Gregg Wallace in a blue hair net chatting to a load of blokes in a factory shouldn't be that entertaining. But the grinning grocer is so thoroughly fascinated, and you will be too.

If you hadn't figured it out already, this series opener focuses on the production of tea bags.

of Heading to the Typhoo factory on the Wirral, responsible for a quarter of the UK's tea, Gregg observes that the ginormous machines punch out tea bags like ravioli.

Of course there are more amazing facts. …

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