Brewxit: EU referendum campaigns send tea sales soaring as discussions get heated in tea rooms

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Despite Price Rises The British Love Of A Cup Of Tea Endures
Tea sales soar over campaign talks (Source: Getty)

Heated discussions on the EU have been brewing in the UK's tea rooms.

The campaigns either side of the EU referendum have caused stress and anxiety for many, so it's no wonder that one tea maker has seen sales soar since the Leave and Remain campaigns started this year.

Tea sales in May and June have hit a new record for luxury British tea producer Tregothnan.

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"We have never noticed an election effect before this referendum and it seems everyone is staying longer for a second cup of tea", said Tregothnan's Julie Burley.

At first the firm put the uptake in summer cuppas down to the bad weather Britain's faced so far this summer, but discovered a Brewxit effect after talking to cafes.

Burley said: "We started talking to tea shops around the UK and many have confirmed that they have never known politics to be discussed as freely and customers are staying in conversation much longer."

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The firm claims that the trend has even reached sunny Gibraltar, where British Ex-pats are also voting to decide whether the UK should leave the EU.

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