Tea in Europe – Paris

Visiting Paris for the first time can feel daunting to even the most seasoned traveler. Trying to explore all that the City of Lights has to offer is a ginormous undertaking and even more so when you are there for only five nights. Holly and I did our best to check off our list. One…

Tea in Europe – Bruges

Almost as charming as Utrecht, Bruges maintains a medieval flavor complete with cobblestone streets, winding canals and 12th Century cathedrals. It’s a great backdrop for strolling and sipping tea. My favorite tea experience, hands down, was at Otto Waffle Atelier. This family run, made to order waffle shop is located in a 17th Century canal…

Tea in Europe – Utrecht

30 minutes via train from Amsterdam, Utrecht feels a world away from all the hustle and bustle. Our one day/one night visit allowed for just a peek at its medieval magic but it became our favorite destination for charm, food and value. Green tea was offered at every cafe and restaurant in various loose leaf…

Tea in Europe – Amsterdam

Four months ago my daughter and fellow tea bud, Holly, and I embarked on a whirlwind trip to Europe. Our 12 night, 3 country, 4 city, travel by train adventure included Amsterdam, Utrecht, Bruges and Paris. It was exhilarating and exhausting. There were standouts and let downs. Most of all, it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience…