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We need to have a little chat, coffee shops of the United Kingdom. Don't worry it's nothing serious, just...

I'm lamenting the fact that I have used my very last sachet of green tea latte powder I brought back with me  from Korea. Why, you ask? Because it's not a thing in here in England.


Especially not Starbucks.


Why, coffee chains of the United Kingdom, must you deprive me of the steamed soy-milky, matcha-y goodness of a green tea latte. I'd even be prepared to pay premium prices to feed this addiction that a 13 month stint the other side of the world has given me. Honest.

I wouldn't even moan.

Well. I wouldn't moan much, which is a great concession on my part! I moan about everything!

Even if it's just a seasonal drink - a red-cup christmas drink with too much whipped cream, or a summer drink with ice cubes so cold you freeze your hands - you'd make many of us with the craving for matcha ridiculously happy on a disgustingly extreme temperatured day.

So as I swirl my mug of green goodness in front of my laptop, my notes and the x-factor final, I do so with great sadness and the knowledge that if I want more to satisfy the cravings, I'll have to wait a good few weeks, suffer through elevated prices and possible import/food charges.

Thanks for not a lot, coffee shops of the UK.

Fii


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