TEA drinkers in York no longer respect teatime traditions, according to a new survey.

Research by SSAFA, the armed forces charity, found more than two thirds (69 per cent) of respondents revealed they have never made a cup of tea using tea leaves, only tea bags, and three per cent admitted they do not know what a tea strainer is.

The poll also asked how people in York pronounced ‘scone’, and 42 per cent said scone – as in ‘bone’, rather than scone – as in ‘gone’.

The poll also found 72 per cent dunked biscuits in tea - 41 per cent favoured digestives, 18 per cent ginger nuts - while three per cent dunked toast.