Although Ireland is very famous for beer and whiskey, the most common and popular beverage is tea.
In Irish culture tea is very important; people consider it a beverage , a medicine and a social ritual. Tea is usually taken with sugar and generous amounts of milk.
The Irish drink tea at breakfast, lunch, teatime or every time they take a break in the morning or afternoon.
The national average is four cups per person per day and the highest rate of per-capita tea consumption in the world belongs to the Irish.
A "cuppa" is a nice cup of tea enjoyed in every moment of day.
The Irish maintain a very high standards for tea and love blends with strong flavour; for this reason an Irish tea is normally a blend of several black teas from Assam and East Africa.