The three things that any food wholesaler should be importing into Poland, because try as I might I can’t find them, not even in Tesco; I’d like to make it clear that Tesco was a last resort as I hold them and many other supermarkets responsible for the demise of country life and community, so I avoid them whenever possible (I’m sure I’ll post about it one day).
So it comes down to three things, three things that I crave and need in order to make a life in Poland, and if I ever found myself on that famous Radio 4 island and had to narrow it down to just one, it would be teabags; English teabags, strong teabags, teabags that turn the water a mahogany colour, not some insipid dishwater shade of grey. I think it’s a conspiracy by the Scottish company of Lipton not to make a proper English teabag as their brand dominates much of Europe, depriving me, an Englishman; nay a Yorkshireman, of a decent cup of tea!
But don’t worry, I came prepared, several visits over the years before our final migration readied me for the future and 1200 teabags, 5 jars of Marmite and an assortment of English mustards made the journey with us.
However if you are heading this way then spare me a thought and a little space in your suitcase and pop in a few spare teabags 🙂