Tetley – the unexotic tea

///Tetley – the unexotic tea

Tetley – the unexotic tea

While I have nothing against Tetley tea per se, I am getting bored of it.

Alas, Tetley is the only real coarse tea brand you can buy in France (the draw-string variety) so I am left with little choice but to go on drinking it. Twinings show up now and again in the supermarkets with the odd bag of Earl Grey mind you – but it’s just not the same as a rough old bag of red label cha!

The French prefer a mild, borderline-transparent, cuppa without milk, so finding anything other than weak draw-string dross on the shelves is quite an event.

You can imagine my excitement then, when a visitor from the UK arrived and declared “I’ve brought you some tea”. 160 bags of … Typhoo? … no … PG Tips? … no … it’s not chuffing Tetley again is it? Yes.

By | 2007-07-18T20:37:18+00:00 July 18th, 2007|Strasbourg|3 Comments

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  1. aiddy July 20, 2007 at 7:20 am - Reply

    We know the feeling — we’re down to our last 320 bags of (specially imported) PG; but at 10 cups a day that’s just a tad over a month left!

  2. Helle August 31, 2007 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Howard, just send us an SOS when you need a shipment of non-Tetley!! Hxx

  3. Chris October 23, 2008 at 11:37 pm - Reply

    Do you know the little tea-shop located 124, Grand-Rue? As far as I know they have some 10 different sorts of Earl Grey. I hope this will be a relief from the Tetley…

    PS: Sorry for the mistakes! I am still a student 😉

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