Even the Worst English Tea is Still Pretty Good

It’s the case that when in the place where they do things commonly, that even the worst of whatever they do is still considerably better than those who don’t do it. Take pizza. In places where they make it a lot, even when it’s not so good, it’s still okay, even in the US
Such is the case with tea. Places like Croatia, Italy, Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina, Serbia, and a whole slew of others have really bad tea. Sure, you’ll find that one pocket of it somewhere where you stand up and scream, “Hallelujah!” But really, this is more from the shock of contrast in that what you’ve had to this point has been so bad that a weak coffee could taste like tea. Although, it is true that a somewhere like Čajna Hiša in Ljubljana has a really good brew.
Then you get to London and suddenly, tea is good. The stuff sitting on the night stand in London was ten times better than the best tea we had in Croatia. But this makes sense as they do tea and they do it well in the UK. I doubt that there is anywhere there, where you’ll get a cup of the boiled leaf and want to spit it out. Then you go to a tea house and it is like floating in a leafy heaven where a well-steeped pot sits on every cloud.
Of course, you travel back to California and realize that nearly every wine is good somehow. Even the bad ones are drinkable. And you see that it’s all about what a place does well. Sometimes it may seem like they don’t have anything they do well, but when traveling for months on end, you realize that you just need to look deep enough and see what it is that people do well. Then you realize that something silly and unnecessary like a proper cup of tea is something that is analogous for finding whatever it is that is good about a place and enjoying the crap out of it.
Even the Worst English Tea is Still Pretty Good