This Side of the Pond
Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman
March 5, 2020
Two columns about tea in two weeks – this will be a record, even for me, but it’s a story that needs to be shared. Last week, having done nothing at all to anyone except to exist in the first place, a brand of British teabags managed to get itself in hot water (but not the good kind from a kettle).
The storm in a teacup began with an innocent photograph. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak shared a picture in which he stood next to a giant bag of Yorkshire Tea™ and a selection of mugs.
The caption read, “Quick budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorksh...