Friday, 17 September 2010

dearth of tea

Well, I was wrong. There might be great tea shops in Athens, but I haven't found them.

Greek is indecipherable and it's possible that when I crank my search engine into service that my inability to read the native's language is hurting my chances. But they seem to all drink coffee. The Greeks that is. And because it's still unbearably hot, they seem to drink icy coffee drinks while they leisurely stroll around pretending that it isn't incredibly inhospitable here.

But tea? Not that I can tell.

Tomorrow's my last ditch effort, but the signs don't look good. Would love to be proven wrong. But at this point, I'm underwhelmed.

Wish me luck. I'll need it.


  1. Seems strange...They are in such close proximity to Turkey, which have a deeply rooted culture in both tea and coffee.
    Looks like the Greeks need to catch up on the times!

  2. Did you find how they write tea in Greek?

    And the coffee doesn't surprise me.
    I don't know why but I didn't feel like the Greeks were tea drinkers (perhaps a stereotype but it seems to be right).

  3. The Greek word for tea is 'tsai'.