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I spent some time in the UK and, although they drink a lot of tea and are famous for it, as a general rule, they ruin it.   It seems to be an attempt to brew it so strong that it becomes a syrup. The natives then were inclined to neutralize it with milk. I put some in a cup and asked for water to dilute it to something tolerable to humans. Then, again, you guys are really into Gin, too.

Another interesting aspect:   the primary teas are from India - duh - no surprise. Some years ago I discovered I can taste the difference between Indian and Chinese tea. Although the former usually has a better aroma and almost invariably cured (black) the Chinese types usually have less of the unique tea perfume but taste better and are typically left green. There are crossovers. I have some Green tea from India (my son brought it to me) and it's quite decent. My favorite two Chinese teas are both black.

But, back to the topic:   except for some of the foreign restaurants (e.g., Indian, Chinese), the food was a horror story perhaps only equaled by the food in Germany. It seems to be by preference as, on a trip in the Dominican Republic, I noticed the English guest filling their plates with eggs, sausage, and bacon, and when empty, sopping up the grease with bread (and eating it). Somewhat similar to their Teutonic co-europeans.

US food varies very greatly - size, waves of immigration, and exceptional abundance. The fraction of one's income spent on food (in the US) is remarkably small compared to almost anywhere. In a NYC suburb, access to dishes from around the world is just plain awesome. Good fortune, really, as many a place in the US (and many a person, even in NYC area) grew up thinking a "spice shelf" consists of salt and pepper. I have, however, found within easy reach Hispanic, Asian, and Kosher supermarkets (large ones) along with the usual (mostly) ugh.

But find some of that Lapsang Suchong tea. It's cured (black) and smoked over pine needles. I love it (favorite) and it never gets bitter - others, however, hate it. A few battles have broken out in the CP Lounge over this tea in prior years.

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