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…

Vienna Revisted

I’ve written several times about my fond memories of tea in Vienna with subsequent tributes to the cafes and teas I discovered there. Who knew I’d be able to revisit the experience in WA? Enter the┬áVienna Coffee Company in Lynnwood, WA. What, might you ask, does coffee have to do with tea? In this case,…

Give Tiesta a Try!

Any tea that is sold in bulk bins at Safeway or online from Walmart has me skeptical from the start … but two facts motivated me to at least give Tiesta Tea a try. 1: The creators are from Chicago. 2: They came up with the idea while visiting a Czech tea house in Prague….

Tea with TLC at KIVA

If you haven’t yet discovered this NW gem, you’ll want to put it on your go to list. Tucked into the charming residential area of NW PDX, KIVA offers tea and a cafe menu to please your palate and spa services to pamper the rest of you. Tea is given top billing here which makes…