One of the things every expat must learn is how to deal with missing those every day items that you love. Or, more importantly, figuring out how to get them where you live! As a tea drinker, I’m in the minority here in espresso drinking Italy. While you can find many different types of tea in the supermarkets, I haven’t found replacements for my favorite green tea and my favorite earl grey tea yet. Last week, I used the last tea bag of the Yogi Green Tea Kombucha that I love, and I’ve been avoiding thinking about earl grey tea since my loose leaf bag was running woefully short. Imagine my joy today when I opened this lovely box from my mom stuffed full of my two favorite teas. Phew … just in time!
Grazie mille, mamma!!!
Peter @ italyMONDO! says
All us expats need a great ‘mamma’ on the other side as our support network… we couldn’t do it without them!
Ciao Peter! So very true, and I know you have a wonderful support from your mamma, too! 🙂 But … what happens when my mom comes here??? I’ll have to find a new support network … ha ha ha! 🙂
I too suffer when my special products are over and have no way of replacing them. Currently I’m without Hershey’s chocolate chips and I’m dying at not being able to bake any cookies without them!
Ciao Bella! Oh, no … that’s a tough one. I was given two bags a couple of years ago from a friend who lived on the Navy base in Naples before she moved back to America. I’m not sure where else you might find them! Where are you located?
I can bring you Earl Grey, no problem. But you’ll have to wait till Feb. 🙂
Ciao Rosa! You are too sweet. 🙂 I’ll be back in Nebraska in February, and that’s where I’ve found this tiny shop that sells the best earl grey. This time I’m buying a serious supply! Will you be back for a long visit in February?
For the first and then third week of February. Don’t care if it rains. Anything is better than the long cold winter we’ve had here! Have a nice time in the States 🙂
Ciao Rosa! Hope the weather is nice during your time here! 🙂