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Where to buy English Tea Bags

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Anybody know where I can buy Irish or British teabags anywhere in Switzerland?

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Re: Tea

Jelmoli sell Yorkshire Tea.

I don't know about Barry's but ten I don't know anybody who would buy Barry's when Yorkshire Tea is available.

Britshop is another

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I don't know why it have to be British teabags....as for as I know there grow no tea plants in UK....:-)
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Re: Tea

Thanks, where is Jemoli?
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Re: Tea

Jemoli is on (just off) the Zurich Bahnhoffstrasse
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Zürich, it's Jelmoli, sorry typo above.
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The Co-op also sells some Twinings tea as do Globus
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Old 22.08.2008, 13:11
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The Co-op also sells some Twinings tea as do Globus
That's what Southerners drink. It's as bad as their beer. No backbone. Taylor's Yorkshire Tea is much better. If that's out of stock then Tetley's will do. Britshop usually has both. Personally I like Nambarrie from N. Ireland - good and strong - but we have to get that sent in the post.
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I don't know why it have to be British teabags....as for as I know there grow no tea plants in UK....:-)
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http://www.tregothnan.co.uk/

Apparently Cornwall has a climate similar to Darjeeling. I saw a programme about it recently. It's good enough to export to China and Japan. It's supposed to be quite refined and subtle.
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That's what Southerners drink. It's as bad as their beer. No backbone. Taylor's Yorkshire Tea is much better. If that's out of stock then Tetley's will do. Britshop usually has both. Personally I like Nambarrie from N. Ireland - good and strong - but we have to get that sent in the post.
Southern beer is good, at least as good as the Northern watered down version.

Yorkshire Tea is the only proper tea though, others should be forced to write "tea flavoured drink" on the packaging.
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That's what Southerners drink. It's as bad as their beer. No backbone. Taylor's Yorkshire Tea is much better.
and in fact, Taylors Gold is much much better again, it has a higher ratio of Assam. But it's not sold in Switzerland. Yet

and as much as it pains me (being a Yorkshireman) some beer down south is not that bad, it's just the way it is pulled that we don't like.

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Re: Tea

the indian store on the corner of Josefstr and Langstr sells PG Tips

(it's just opposite the Denner. it also double as a fish and vege shop. product is normally excellent)


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Anybody know where I can buy Irish or British teabags anywhere in Switzerland?

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Re: Tea

Hi again

I will be in St.Gallen tomorrow if you want to meet up, i can show you a shop in St.Gallen that sells PG.TIPS
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Yorkshire Tea is the only proper tea though, others should be forced to write "tea flavoured drink" on the packaging.
And beware of cheap imitations:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/139/3...7c71c8.jpg?v=0
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Re: Tea

After a quick google, I found a place that sells Dilmah tea!
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Re: Tea

Worst cup of tea I was served here in Switzerland was a Yellow Label tea bag placed on a saucer which covered a glass cup with "hot" water, accompanied by one of those nasty little capsules of coffee creamer.

Yellow Label tea seems to be the floor sweepings from every other tea manufacturer.
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Hi again

I will be in St.Gallen tomorrow if you want to meet up, i can show you a shop in St.Gallen that sells PG.TIPS

Where is this magical place? I managed to bring a couple of boxes of PG Tips over with me but need to know where I get more...
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Re: Tea

Barkat (think that's the right spelling!) at Schmiede Wiedikon, tram 9 and 14, also sells PG Tips.

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Re: Tea

Twining: Coop
tetleys: Migros

I think The Bit shop in Zug sells PG tips.

So not too difficult to find.

The bigger Q is what about English de-caf Tea (not for me) as I've been told the stuff you get here is 'tasteless'. This is one of the few things we DO import still.
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Twining: Coop
tetleys: Migros

I think The Bit shop in Zug sells PG tips.

So not too difficult to find.

The bigger Q is what about English de-caf Tea (not for me) as I've been told the stuff you get here is 'tasteless'. This is one of the few things we DO import still.
I suppose it's down to personal preference but I found the tetley tea bags from Migros like gnats p*ss and a load of old tut whereas the Twinings 'english breakfast' from co-op made a rel. decent cuppa but only when emergency measures are required, ie when I'm fresh out of Yorkshire tea (which I usually get from Britshop)
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