America is a wonderful country and I immensely enjoyed the time that I spent living there. There were more benefits than negatives, but there were a few things that I really missed about living in the United Kingdom. I certainly didn’t miss the weather, I was living in Florida!
Perhaps the thing that I missed the most, apart from family, was a lovely cup of real English tea. I’m not talking about premium loose leaf teas either, just our good old English tea bags like Yorkshire Tea, Tetley, and PG Tips. Particularly Yorkshire Tea. When I first moved out there I couldn’t find Yorkshire Tea anywhere, and trust me I searched high and low. Fortunately towards the end of my time in America Yorkshire Tea began to become more readily available, with a few online stockists selling it. It was however extremely expensive, but I still bought it because I missed it so damn much.
Now that I’m back in the UK I’ve noticed that with their being fast growing ex-pat communities in America the number of suppliers has increased significantly and that the prices have fallen accordingly, it is now easier and cheaper than ever to buy Yorkshire Tea in America. Another thing that I missed like made in America is Marmite, and the same applies there, it is easy and cheap enough to buy Marmite in America too.
strong>About Yorkshire Tea
Yorkshire Tea is a black tea which is produced by Betty and Taylors of Harrogate, one of the last few remaining independent British tea companies, it is family owned and has been since being established in 1886. The tea itself is a blend which uses teas from Sri Lanka, India, and East Africa. These same tea leaves are blended to make five different varieties including the standard black tea, a decaf version, and a blend for hard water areas. The brand was awarded a royal warrant by the British royal family in 2009.