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…

Demmers Teehaus and Beyond

Time once again for a nostalgic nod to Vienna. Hard to believe it’s been 15 years this month since tea bud, Diane, and I visited the golden city of Prague and its elegant counterpart, Vienna. This year, I toast the memories using newly acquired Julius Meinl cups filled with a brew of Monk’s Tea from…