Comic by Dagsson
I also came across this brilliant blog post in which the self-proclaimed Amateur Gourment shares a letter he received from an Englishwoman living in New York City. She abides by strict standards where tea is involved, to say the very least. Drawing from my own experience I would say that such particularity is not the norm, but it's amusing nonetheless.
If anybody is keen to try some authentic English tea, might I suggest Whittard of Chelsea? They carry a variety of black, green, white and fruit teas that they will ship overseas. I'm especially partial to their instant tea. It's a powder similar to hot chocolate in packaging and consistency. It's also very low in caffeine: less than one percent. My favourite flavours are the cranberry and raspberry and dreamtime. I often make sure to take some back to the States with me. It is delish!
Well, dear friends and family, I wish you a wonderful weekend!