The iconic teapot will finally get its own emoji as Yorkshire Tea claims credit for getting the 'life-affirming beverage' onto Android and iPhone devices.
The humble brew had previously been lagging behind both coffee and green tea, which have been represented on emoji keyboards since 2010.
The icon — which is expected may be red or blue — will be available on iOS and Android in March along with 116 other new ones — including an icon for bubble tea.
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The iconic teapot will finally get its own emoji as Yorkshire Tea claims credit for getting the 'life-affirming beverage' onto Android and iPhone devices
The humble brew had previously been lagging behind both coffee and green tea, which have been represented on keyboards since 2010. Pictured, the emoji submitted by Yorkshire Tea
'For decades, all us tea drinkers have had to represent our chosen brew is a little picture of green tea and a little picture of coffee,' a Yorkshire Tea spokesperson said.
'Those just don't cut the mustard when you're trying to say "I'm having a brew".'
'Where’s the drink we know and love? The proper stuff, the one that’s the colour of He-Man. You know, tea.'
The working list of emoji are determined by the California-based Unicode Consortium.
Third parties can make applications in support of new emoji.
Candidates must work well at emoji sizes, convey new meaning and must appear to be in demand.
Patterns of existing emoji usage are used to help guide the uptake of new additions to the Unicode Standard.
117 new emojis have been approved for launch in the March of 2020.
Pictured, the new teapot and bubble tea emoji approved by the Unicode Consortium that will arrive on devices in March 2020
Yorkshire Tea, owned by Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, asked for the emoji several years ago, approaching the Unicode Consortium that approves new emoji.
'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,' Yorkshire Tea explained.
'We also had a bit of a shout about it on social media — because that's the very place where the teamoji is needed most.'