being deported leaving the UK in September, the Author’s main gripe about living in the homeland has been tea related. ’No one has electric kettles! The wait for boiled water is interminable!’ and ‘there’s no proper builder’s tea in the office! Only mint peppermint and cinnamon chia and such fancy pants herbal nonsense!’.
But her strongest complaint about American (lack of) tea culture is that American tea brands are unacceptably weak. Take, for example, this very scientific experiment:
The tea on the left is Newman’s Royal Tea (American) steeped for 15 minutes.
The tea on the right is PG Tips (bog standard from England) steeped for 5 minutes.