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Apart from being a natural law-abider, and a rubbish liar, I could bear the thought of all that wasted food if it had to be dumped.

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Hopefully we will learn more once people CAN AND DO travel, at present we can only go on what we find out - the tea ban came after we tried buying loose Kenyanbtea from a variety of UK based suppliers, only to be told by each and every one that it is not permitted as it is a plant product.

If this had been made clear before June 2016 it would have been treated as an asinine joke and those saying it would have been ridiculed by those idiots determined to force the thing through. I wonder if Peter would like to try and defend this position or is it yet another "thing that hasn't happened" , only it has and IS a consequence of leaving.

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You can't 'defend' being deprived of Tea Dave. Sadly we are now down to our last 2,600 bags. Must find new stocks.

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Tea ban here too. Amazon won't supply at all, we used to but large quantities at a time.

The local supermarket still has tea bags but I wonder if that will continue. We will always get Lipton I should think, but I'm not overly keen on it.
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I thought you could take whatever you want as you are not importing but consuming.
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Yes Kev, it used to be up to £137 personal goods. But might not relate to certain items.

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Only an observation but unless you are stopped at customs and they specifically look for tea, meat, fruit etc I reckon you will be fine.

When we were boarded last year looking for clandestines they only looked under one bench seat, the wardrobe and the shower room. Did not bother with the other bench seat, under the bed or the overhead locker.

I for one will be taking, bacon, cheese, tea etc You would need to fill in a customs card on the Chunnel or ferry before you landed where it would ask you to declare any of the items, and I doubt they will be bothered.
Last year we were still effectively in the EU so checks would have been very relaxed.

Basically what you are advocating though now is smuggling and breaking the law. I dare say you may well get away with it but I would imagine checks may well be stepped up and regardless of that you will have made a declaration that you were not carrying any illegal items. If caught, at best the whole lot will be confiscated and you may well face prosecution.

"When arriving in the EU you may have to undergo official controls by the authorities. If you are carrying any meat or dairy products, which you have not declared they will be confiscated and destroyed, you may also be fined or face criminal prosecution."

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Just to add another grrr....

We have now found that we cannot have tea in any form sent from the UK. Not normal bog standard PG Tips or Yorkshire orloose leaf tea that I love from Kenya.

So add tea to the list..... it is a plant product so cannot imported due to the risk of transferring diseases to EU plants..... really..... yet another example of the stupidity of leaving.

I have not found any definitive list, probably because it is still as flexible and depends on which way the wind is blowing, or the day of the week, or the price of eggs (can you take those ???????) or what the Officers think....
Do you think this will include Lift Lemon Tea Dave? Its in a powdered form. Michelle takes literally maybe 100 plastic jars of the stuff as its all she drinks and you cannot get it in mainland Europe. She will be most upset if she cant take it.
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Do you think this will include Lift Lemon Tea Dave? Its in a powdered form. Michelle takes literally maybe 100 plastic jars of the stuff as its all she drinks and you cannot get it in mainland Europe. She will be most upset if she cant take it.
I got the impression that anything that has been processed almost out of existence is probably OK. I think an example given was the butter in a biscuit, or something like that. Whether Michelle could convince them that all 100 jars are for her consumption might be another matter.

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You could cut that in half by saying you drink it too
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