Wednesday, 28 July 2010

living cup of tea to cup of tea

Badly translated German phrase: What for a day. There are some days where I look back and am amazed at how much I accomplished while I was awake.

Today was a normal day, but I was just living from cup of tea to cup of tea. Normally love to go out with the dogs and it was a nice, cool summer morning, but I was thrilled to get home to my breakfast and the pot of tea I'd brewed before I left.

Had a number of important appointments and because I hadn't packed tea in my bag like I normally do, I hurried home for my next dose. My minimum tea requirement.

And the evening was divided into two parts based upon what I was drinking. The early part of the evening was accompanied by a Formosa Oolong, while the evening was Gunpowder.

That's it for me today. Not much more to report. Enough excitement-off to dreamland.


  1. You said that you normally bring tea in your bag, is it loose leaf that you brew, or is it "ready brewed" in a thermos? Do you have your own pot at work?

    I ask because I suspect that Germany is like Sweden, you can get coffee everywhere, but it's almost impossible to get anything else then tea bags (Earl Grey, Yellow label and fruity teas?), if even that. I'm curious how tea people overcome and adapt in a coffee world.


  2. There's a much more vibrant loose-leaf tea culture in northern Germany, but you can find a few tea rooms down here in Bavaria.

    Most of the time I carry my tea with me in a thermos. There are a few coffee chains here that offer loose-leaf tea. I rarely drink anything at a place that only offers mass produced teabags. Anything where you have to put so much milk and sugar in it to mask the poor quality of the tea, isn't worth the hassle.

  3. In Australia, there is very little quality, but it is changing.
    The thing that always amazes me is great Chinese restaurants with Lipton tea bags