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Last month, I had one day in Lisboa, coming back from some wonderful relaxing days at the Portoguese ocean side. It was my second time in the city, so I wanted to take it a little more slow this time. Therefore, my priority was on finding some nice tea or coffee place and spending some quality time at a relaxing spot with a bit of sunshine. I think I did pretty well, but get a picture for yourself! Hotel pick:…

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When I was in Lisbon, I discovered this indoor market opposite of the Praça do Principe Real. It is located on a big sales floor with various smaller Portuguese brands presenting and selling their products. Really similar to a big department store with different selling brands. It is a great and inspiring shopping experience and a concept I really like. It is especially great for smaller brands which do not have the financing power for their own shop, especially at such an exposed location. I found…

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Tea name: Nobujuki Sencha Tea from the harvest of June 2016. Origin: Japan Bought at: The Bellocq Atelier in Brooklyn/NYC. First impression: the tea has a very nice grassy smell with a hint of a roasty note. The first infusion (60 C, 30 seconds) is very light in flavor with a sweet note. Second infusion  (60 C) is a little stronger and more grassy in taste. I would recommend a maximum of 3 infusions. This is a nice mid-to-higher level sencha tea.

One week in New York City and for me the opportunity to check out some of the tea shops in this great city. It is really difficult to say which tea shop I liked the most, als they all had their special styles. Therefore, I just would like to give you a short overview of the tea shops I visited and my personal view on them. Ippodo Tea – Kyoto-based tea company. Located in an area a little off the main streets…

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Favorite picks and places: Qingdao (or: Tsingtao) – this time we went to this wonderful tea house with a great interior and great tea. We stayed for three hours and it was such a calming atmosphare that I will definitely go back there next time. There is really something about these Chinese tea houses, I experienced. The minute you walk in, you feel so absorbed by that calming and relaxing atmosphare that it is almost meditative. I will link the…

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Tea type: Taiping Hou Kui Green tea. I bought this tea at the Nong Cha Tea shop in Brussels which is specialized on Chinese teas. As the name Taiping Hou Kui already suggests, this tea is from the Taiping province in China.First impressions: this tea has a slightly roasty note to it, but very light in flavor. I recommend not more than three infusions with increasingly water temperature.

Als ich meinen Kurztrip nach Brüssel plante, um einen Freund von mir zu besuchen, war mir gar nicht bewusst, dass Brüssel einige wunderschöne und vielseitige Teegeschäfte besitzt. Für Teeliebhaber ist Brüssel auf jeden Fall eine Reise wert, aber nicht nur wegen dem Tee!

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Die Teestraße in Peking, an der sich wirklich ein Teegeschäft an das andere reiht. Ich war im Paradies und gleichzeitig total überfordert! Dann fand ich aber ein total nettes kleines und feines Teegeschäft, in dem ich erst einmal Ruhe fand, bei der Teezubereitung zuschauen konnte und anschließend den Tee genießen durfte. Die beiden jungen Frauen erzählten mir, dass Sie aus der Region Fujian stammten und vor zwei Jahren nach Beijing gezogen waren, um dieses Teegeschäft zu eröffnen und ihren aus Fujian stammenden Tee anzubieten.

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