To brew a good cup of tea

By Lili Britt / 7. November, 2017 / 0 Comments

To brew a good cup of tea Always use fresh cold water from the cold tap for your tea. Let the water run for a while first. This ensures that you do not use water that has been in the pipes and has lost oxygen. Or you can use spring water. This is nice, but expensive. Water temperature The water temperature means everything when you brew tea. Various types of tea require different water temperatures. If you want to make...

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Tea for beginners

By Lili Britt / 6. November, 2017 / 0 Comments

Tea can be divided into two main types Do you also find it difficult to navigate through the many thousands of different kinds of tea? A good way to help you into this universe is to divide tea into two main types: tea from the tea plant ‘Camellia Sinensis’ – such as Earl Grey tea tea from all plants other than the tea plant ‘Camellia Sinensis’ – e.g. chamomile tea Tea from the tea plant Camellia Sinensis There are many...

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History of tea, the short version

By Lili Britt / 5. November, 2017 / 0 Comments

The world’s oldest cultivated plant The world’s oldest cultivated plant is believed to be the tea plant Camellia Sinensis, which has been grown in China for about 2500 years. It is said, however, that the tea plant was already known 5000 years ago. The oldest reliable information is from the year 221 B.C., where scrolls documenting the introduction of a new tax on tea were found. Tea is served in China at every meal – before the food as a refreshment,...

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Two news, a good and a bad! The good: green tea seems anti-cancerous

By Lili Britt / 28. September, 2017 / 0 Comments

And the bad: Denmark is still the top scorer regarding cancer cases pr. 100.000 citizens Therefore, I was so happy to finding this amazing article about a 12 year old boy, who has had the pleasure of winning several awards in a major scientific competition. All caused by the two of his family members who unfortunenately were diagnosed with cancer. 12-year-old Stehpen Litt is from Georgia, USA and apparently born with a killer instinct. After the two cancer cases in the...

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Visit at Queen Louise’s Teahouse

By Lili Britt / 23. September, 2017 / 0 Comments

Dreaming back to 1880 This sunday afternoon is dedicated a nice cup of tea at Queen Louise’s Teahouse in Bernstorff Slotshave, located approximately 10 kilometers from Copenhagen. I recently discovered this lovely place, surrounded by roses, thatched houses, old varieties of apple trees and lots of peace. As you can see at the picture, the decor at Queen Louise’s Teahouse is absolutely amazing. A few years ago the teahouse was carefully restored and designed with several recognizable elements from the...

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Buy tea at Perch, Copenhagen just like your great great grandmother did in the last century

By Lili Britt / 26. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

If you are in Copenhagen go for a visit to ‘A.C. Perch’s Thehandel’ located in central Copenhagen close to ‘Strøget’. It’s so funny to shop there. It’s a bit like travelling in time. ‘A.C. Perch’s Thehandel’ I guarantee you, will be bringing you approximately 180 years back in time. Everything looks just like April 1835, when the salesman Niels Brock Perch opened his small tea shop in Kronprinsensgade, Copenhagen. The charming antique weights with big lodges, the mahogany disks, the...

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Send a romantic postcard filled with tea

By Lili Britt / 19. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Postcard Teas in London The ‘gentleman’ and I had decided to visit the tea shop Postcard Teas located just off New Bond Street. We had barely enterede the tea shop before a seller said: – Welcome to Postcard Teas, could we offer you a cup of tea? 🙂 Five minutes later we were enjoying an amazing cup of Earl Gray tea. Postcard Teas is, despite its modest name, a major tea supplier to the catering industry, and responsible for the tea...

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Tee Tea Thé in Berlin

By Lili Britt / 14. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

The ‘gentleman’ and I are chasing tea experiences. This time Berlin is in sight. We are heading towards the tea room Tee Tea Thé in Goltzstraße 2, 10781 Berlin. This place has been around since 1997. It is located in an area called Schoeneberg in West Berlin. Standing in Goltzstraße 2, looking down the wide avenue with the well-kept residential buildings, it is easy to see that you are in a neighborhood populated with higher middle class in West Berlin....

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My London list – have a look

By Lili Britt / 14. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Next time the trip goes to London   As the big ‘tea nerd’ I am, I would love to visit all the below mentioned places. I’ve been to London a number of times and seen all the major tourist attractions so they will not appear on my little list. On the other hand, there will naturally be a lot of focus on tea experiences ♥ Use this list as an inspiration to your own London trip. It is constantly expanding. My London...

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Put in the fridge in the evening and wake up to delicious cold brewed tea

By Lili Britt / 13. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

In addition, you can enjoy how healthy and affordable this alternative is to soft drinks, like for example a glass of wine or a coke on a hot summerday. Your very own home-made cold brewed tea, which you can also experiment with for example by adding fruit, herbs or flowers. The idea of Hario Cold Brew Tea Filter in a Bottle containing 750ml is an invitation to enjoy cold tea, just like you enjoy a glass of wine during the...

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Chamomile tea – research and benefits

By Lili Britt / 12. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Chamomile, an old medicinal plant Chamomile is one of the oldest, most widely used and well-documented medicinal plants in the world, and is recommended for a wide range of health problems, including the treatment of sleep disorders/problems and relief for colds. If you are already fan of chamomile tea, then just put the kettle on for another cuppa, sit back and enjoy what’s coming next. I have briefly listed the properties that chamomile is best known for; most of them...

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Can we be quiet together?

By Lili Britt / 12. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

What do I mean by that? I would like a bigger accept of the situation where you are not talking all the time. Especially during situations where we meet at a restaurant, two friends or sisters e.g. What is bothering me is that I think that some times is a big challenge to talk while I’m trying to swallow a sandwich where the filling rolls out? 🙂 It’s not easy and I can even forget to enjoy the food. I...

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Remember your dreams every day

By Lili Britt / 12. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s been a while since there has been some ‘reading in the coffee grounds’ here. (A term that ‘the gentleman’ in the house uses, when I talk too much about spiritual stuff.) Therefore this little reminder for you and me. I believe there is much more between heaven and earth than the eyes can see. And so does ‘the gentleman’, but he expresses it in this way: – There’s something bigger than me. He doesn’t elaborate it, but anyway that’s...

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What do you offer unexpected guests? Along with a good movie

By Lili Britt / 11. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Both for guests, who don’t drink coffee and yourself, if you are in a rush? Rarely I buy tea in the supermarket, but it happened today, because I was visiting a gigantic supermarket. So of course I had to look in their tea department. I was quite impressed. A whole wall filled with tea, one of which especially attracted my interest. Numi, because the tea in most cases is both Fairtrade and organic. Normally I do not buy the supermarket...

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Time for a brew – now at The Tea Pub in London

By Lili Britt / 11. August, 2017 / 0 Comments

Are you visiting London in the near future? Then you should consider going to Tooting (located about 11 km southwest of central London), where a tea pub is opened. Yes, a tea pub, and the world’s first of its kind. Open from Wednesday to Sunday so far. Hopefully it will come to Denmark in the near future ♥ In addition to ordering tea, you can also get cocktails mixed with tea. Therefore the name The Tea Pub. Since I have...

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