Tea in East Frisia

Have you heard of East Frisian tea? You probably haven’t. With the recent celebration of Oktoberfest, it got me wondering about how Germans drink their tea. My research then led me to the East Frisians and their tea culture. So who are the East Frisians? East Frisians are a Germanic ethnic group originating from the …

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Stopping for Tea in Bremen, Germany

Should you find yourself wandering around Bremen in need of some tea, rest assured that there is a delightful place to stop. Bremen, a small city in north-western Germany, is an extremely walkable city, especially if you are spending most of your time in the cultural and historic centre of the city known as the …

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Germany, Tea, and the Radio

I really enjoy listening to radio programmes, as old-fashioned as that may sound, in part because they tend to provide unusual commentary that don’t find their way into other media. I recently enjoyed a radio broadcast even more than I usually do when it unexpectedly veered in the world of tea. This episode of 'From …

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Tea at the Kristkindlmarkt

A cup of tea can be a hand-warmer, especially when you are out on a cold winter day in Germany shopping for gifts at a Kristkindlmarkt. Sure, there are open fires where chestnuts are roasting and filling the air with their wonderful scent, but sooner or later you will need to drift away to a …

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