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Tea in Bern

Okay so I made it to Bern and I'm starting work next week - mostly all sorted! Now for the important things - where can I get some good English tea in Bern? (PG Tips pref!)
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Re: Tea in Bern

PG Tips is not good English tea!
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Re: Tea in Bern

Indian grocers like PG tips, there is one in Schwanengasse.
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I see Indians have taste Thanks!
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Re: Tea in Bern

Agreed, we get ours from a little Tamil store in Langenthal. Funny thing, tea. We used to only drink Tetley's in Canada, but found it just did not taste the same here and switched to PG Tips. Must be the water.
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Of course they do, but they must also concede that the tea grown in India is no match for the tea grown in Great Britain.
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Okay so I made it to Bern and I'm starting work next week - mostly all sorted! Now for the important things - where can I get some good English tea in Bern? (PG Tips pref!)
You should be able to find PG Tips in larger Coops (and certainly via their online website)
http://www.coopathome.ch/supermarket...34-SUPERMKT/en

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Agreed, we get ours from a little Tamil store in Langenthal. Funny thing, tea. We used to only drink Tetley's in Canada, but found it just did not taste the same here and switched to PG Tips. Must be the water.
I think it's the teabags myself. The tetley teabags they make for export ( ie. The ones they sell here) are really weak and wishy washy and not at all like the ones they sell in the UK. I think they use the sweepings from the factory floor.
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I think it's the teabags myself. The tetley teabags they make for export ( ie. The ones they sell here) are really weak and wishy washy and not at all like the ones they sell in the UK. I think they use the sweepings from the factory floor.
When we first moved to Geneva from Oxford all our worldly goods were packed into old wooden tea chests by the removal company.
OH recovered enough loose tea from the bottoms of the chests to supply our tea habit for the following year!
Of course, that was before the devil made teabags so ruddy popular, now finding decent lose tea that doesn't cost a fortune is nigh on impossible.
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Re: Tea in Bern

I don't know about "good English tea" but I get my oolong dosage at La Cucina in Westside. They have a decent enough selection and the staff there are all lovely. There's also a tea shop in the Bahnhof untergang that I walk by everyday. It's towards the end where you come out at the tram stops.
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Re: Tea in Bern

I buy loose leaf tea - Brooke Bonds - at the Indian store around the corner from Pickwicks (Schwanengasse) in Bern. If life gets really grim, I get tea from the Britshop. I don't really like PG Tips - just not strong enough.
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Re: Tea in Bern

PG Tips you'll find in any Indian groceries. If you really like excellent tea, this shop isca must: Länggass Tee
http://www.laenggasstee.ch/
The best tea shop in Berne, and probably the best in Switzerland. High Tea on Saturday in thrir tea lounge is still an insider tip, but you have to make a reservation.
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Re: Tea in Bern

Both PG Tips and Brooke Bond are OK english teas but if you want to go up a rung in taste and quality you should try Yorkshire Tea which is available online from Britshop.

If you want to take the experience to a higher level and like a full-blooded malty tea, then the best in my experience is Barry's tea. Naturally, leaves are the best but it's also available in bags directly from their store in Ireland. Shipment is very fast and they don't rip you off with the postage. http://barrysteashop.ie/
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