Re: Tea with milk
Lipton are big for herbal infusions. Hence popularity on the continent. Also spice & herb flavoured tea. I guess the Continental cafés get the actual black tea from Lipton when they first open and buy a few boxes of all the varieties.
Clue in name. Café = coffee. You'd need somewhere else to get real tea on the Continent. A Chinese Restaurant has the green teas as the cheaper stuff. Curiously their black tea tends to be expensive matured blends.
Taylor's, the Yorkshire Tea people, have a blend especially for hard water. You can get both sorts in Ireland due to dominance of UK wholesale and retail. I guess after March the choice will be Lipton's from Poland, Barry's and maybe Lyon's (I think there are UK & Irish produced blends). I like Punjana, Yorkshire and Tetley's more than Barry's Tea.