Yorkshire Folk Rejoice – A Tea Emoji Is Finally Coming

After years of being underrepresented, Yorkshire folk are finally getting a tea emoji.

The new emoji will roll out this March and is just one of 64 brand new designs for serial-Whatsappers to enjoy.

Credit: Yorkshire Tea

The emoji will come in the form of a red teapot, and to be honest, we’ll take what we can get – particularly given all we’ve had to deal with until now is a measly little coffee cup emoji.

Twitter users have been pretty happy with the new addition, with Yorkshire Tea in particular over the moon at the news – with the emoji resembling their very own iconic red teapots.

The new emoji follows Yorkshire Tea putting in a formal request for the emoji, which much to their surprise was accepted.

A statement from the tea giants reads:

“We put a formal application together and sent it to the people who decide on new emoji – the Unicode Consortium.

“We included lots of complicated data about global tea drinking, and elaborate justifications about how having a choice of only a green drink or a dark brown drink was letting down a whole world of tea drinkers.

“Did we expect it to succeed? Not in our wildest dreams! As far as we knew, the Unicode Consortium lived on a secret island somewhere in the middle of the ocean, making worldwide communications decisions from their shadowy volcano lair.

“Applying to them felt like inviting Google round for pizza, or trying to call Facebook to talk to a human being.

“But it worked! The Unicode Consortium said yes – and recognised tea for the glorious, life-affirming beverage it is.”

Other new designs include ‘Italian hand’, gender neutral people, and a ton of new animals.