This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


November 4, 2021

Considering that the only complaint I have ever had about the War of Independence is the wasteful tossing of teabags into the wrong kind of water, you’d think my loyalty to a proper cup of tea would be absolute.

But this is not the case for, while I might be British, I am also European.

The Brits have been on board with the wake-up juice for half a millennium, since the first coffeehouses opened and the British East India Company took to importing it. These days, of course, it’s all about the Italian style of concoction.

Consequently, I did not hesitate to join in with the American lov...

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