With HP Sauce made in Holland, Curly Wurlys in Poland and Smarties in Germany, very often our iconic British foods aren't as home grown as we think. But it's changing, partly thanks to chefs like Jamie Oliver and his partner-in-crime Jimmy Doherty, who are spearheading a Great British food revival. And now there's the news today that confirms this trend - British tea is about to hit supermarket shelves at Waitrose for the first time. The leaves to make Tregothnan Classic and Earl Grey, £4 for a packet of 10 bags, are grown and harvested in a 100-acre tea estate in Cornwall (apparently the warm balmy climate there makes for ideal growing conditions) and, according to experts is as superior in taste as it's Chinese counterparts. We'll drink to that!
Here's a few other properly British brands flying the flag>>