I am a convert

An anonymous contributor, signing himself “An Opinionated Englishman”, took umbrage at some passing mention of Lipton tea that I made a while back, and sent me a couple of boxes of genuine English tea from some place called Whittard of Chelsea.

Whoa. There really is a huge difference.

This is terrible. I can never go back to drinking the domestic stuff now, and am going to have to go looking for a local source of imported teas. Darned snooty Englishmen, waking me up to reality. How dare they?


  1. cazort says

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