Re: As you might expect...
"and don't get me started on the difficulties of getting actual tea-flavoured tea"
I'm lucky to often hang out with anglophile dutchies, so they will have earl or lady grey. And the good stuff too.
I also drink it black, which helps with the furuner tea :)
They still drink it too weak :)
They way I'd make tea for me and my ex was:
1.Put the teabag in her cup,
2. Fill with boiling water
3. Wait for a five count
4. Take tea bag out, put it in my cup
5. Fill my cup with boiling water
6. Wait until I am unable to get a spoon into the cup.
Then again, even Dutch cafe coffee is, quite frankly, shit. The only OK coffee I find is in coffeeshops (the smokey kind) since it's usually only a euro a time.
Luckily I'm friends with Syrians and Turks. Amazing coffee, although being awake for the next 12 hours can be a bit of a pain.