My Tea Break

Rediscovering Tea around the world


Teapod: A small Tea shop in London Bridge

Teapod is a modern but cozy Teashop in Shad Thames near London Bridge. It has a very warm atmosphere with a wide range of Teas and Teapots in display. It sells and serves loose leaf Tea along with breakfast, lunch, and delicious cakes throughout the day.

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The Tea is served with a timer and a card explaining your chosen Tea and the ideal time for infusion so that you can control it yourself. I really liked this as it educates people about the different types of Tea and infusion times. Prices are also quite reasonable starting at £2.20 for a pot for one person.

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They have a range of 20 loose leaf Teas but you can also go for their hot speciality drinks: Matcha latte, Rooibos latte or the Spicy Chai Masala.

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I’ve tried the Jasmine Dragon Pearls with the 70% dark chocolate brownie and it was a great combination. 🙂

For more information about Teapod please visit: http://teapodtea.co.uk/

Happy Tea Break.

Tania

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Ravann Tea shop @ Vevey, Suisse

Hey,

I am back in Lausanne and have been discovering new Tea shops. The one on the pictures is at Vevey.

It is called Ravann thé & accessoires @ Rue du Théâtre 5, 1800 Vevey.

They have all kinds of teas and accessories. It is really worth it, in case you decide to come to Suisse!

Hope you enjoy it!

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Happy Tea Break,

Mariana


Get Steeped With Fairmont

This November Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will once again pay tribute to the grand tradition of “taking tea” with its Get Steeped with Fairmont program.

Expanded from a one-day celebration to a full month of festivi‘teas’, the 2012 program is sure to impress with traditional afternoon tea services, sommelier-led tastings, fancy hat competitions, tea-infused cocktails, and even a new, special tea blend.

Get Steeped with Fairmont celebrations has started on Saturday, November 3, 2012 with official kick-off events at Fairmont locations around the globe.

From specialty treats like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac’s Maple Tea Cocktail made with Sortilège liquor (maple Whisky) and frosted with maple sugar to exclusive events like Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv’s kids’ tea parties and master classes, special activities and promotions will continue throughout the month.

 A full schedule of Get Steeped happenings is available at fairmont.com/getsteeped. In the hotels and online, guests will also be able to purchase Eclipse, the first in a new series of Fairmont select tea blends which will be offered annually. Available for a limited time, this unique-to-Fairmont black tea is flavorful and full-bodied, offering up a citrusy zest with hints of oak cask and caramel sweetness.

This is a great initiative and looks delicious! Make sure you attend!

Happy Tea Break!


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Sing Tehus in Copenhagen

I just arrived from two days in Copenhagen and I obviously had to visit one of the local Tea shops. I decided to try Sing Tehus, a Danish /Japanese Tea House in the centre of Copenhagen.

The Tea menu is in Danish but you have a good variety of Tea choices from Hvid Te (White Tea); Grøn Te (Green Tea); Oolong Te; Sort Te (Black Tea); Te Med Aroma (Tea with Aroma) and Urte Tea (Herbal Tea).

The environment is very pleasant and calm with only a few tables available. You can also see how they brew the Tea which is always nice.

I chose a Lapsang Souchong from Formosa and my boyfriend chose a Green Oolong from Vietname. We both really enjoyed our Teas. The Oolong from Vietname was soft and refreshing with a delicate flowery aftertaste.   The Lapsang Suchong was robust, with its unique smoky flavour, but with a great balance. It was delicious…  We also chose the lemon and almond cake which was incredible with a very smooth texture.

 

The shop is amazing as well with the same great variety of Teas but also a wide rage of Tea accessories.

For more information about Sing Tehus you can visit them at Skindergate 25, 1159 Copenhagen , DK or go to their website http://singtehus.dk/

If you’re in Copenhagen this is definitely a nice place to enjoy your Tea Break.

Tania


Tea between Mountains

Last week I had the opportunity to travel around Switzerland, where you can find the most breathtaking places.

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 During the day we spent @ Interlaken, we had a real Tea Break in the middle of the mountains. What a scenario! I had an Oriental Beauty Oolong. I felt in peace and in harmony. It was amazing!

Happy Tea Break,

Mariana


Music & Tea

Billy Corgan, the lead vocal and guitar of Smashing Pumpkins, is into TEA!

His latest project is to open a 1930s Chinese-style Tea house named “Zuzu’s or more formally Madame Zuzu’s Tea House”, in Highland Park, Chicago. In here all sorts of art and Tea come together. “It has a whimsical feel to it… it’ll feel like you’re stepping back in time in terms of space, but what we put into the space will change. My dream number is changing it 15 to 20 times a month where you’re inviting people to talk about film or have an open mic night.”.

You can read more:
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Happy Tea Break,
Mariana


Biblioteq Tea Shop @ Roma!

While wondering around the most amazing streets and little roads so full of character and history in Rome, I was very lucky to meet Claudio, the owner of a very nice and cool Tea Shop – Biblioteq Tea Shop. Here you can find Tea from all over the world and all the necessary accessories to make the perfect cup of Tea.

Claudio knows a lot about Tea and can advise you which Tea suits you better, according to your taste. I bought a chinese green Tea – Li Zi Xiang – and an Earl Grey with Italian Bergamote – Earl Grey Imperial. I am really curious to try these Teas once I get back home!

  • Please check their website for more informations:  www.biblioteq.it
  • Address: Via dei Banchi vecchi 124 00186 Roma

Happy Tea break,

Mariana