Ever since the Boston Tea Party, Americans have made it clear that we prefer coffee over tea. I guess the message has finally taken root here in London, where Starbucks is quietly staging a revolution of its own. It seems like everywhere you turn in this city there's another Starbucks -- even one right next door to Fortnum & Mason where -- let's face it -- they know a thing or two about High Tea. For their part, the British seem unphased by it all. For example, at the Starbucks near my hotel at the corner of Goodge and Charlotte, a sign by the door reads, "Did You Know ... Frederick the Great Enjoyed His Coffee with Champagne and Mustard ...!" While the British prefer a menu of their own -- including a "Chickpea Filafel Flatbread" that makes the Apple Fritters at 7th and Montana look downright appealing -- a Grande Drip is a Grande Drip wherever you go ...!