TeaGuide: Reviews and Ramblings

May 30, 2012

Travels with Tea: Tea at “Home” in Bucuresti

Filed under: Darjeeling tea,food,friends,tea,tea journals,tea rooms,travel — by teaguide @ 9:51 am
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One of the benefits of my travels to Romania is our lovely apartment, which is located in a commercial area with easy access to transportation and is just a short walk from downtown. Aside from the cost savings and privacy, staying in an apartment rather than a hotel means the convenience of a washing machine and a full kitchen, and most importantly being able to collect things with the knowledge that they’ll be there for the next visit.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

May 25, 2012

Travels with Tea: Adventures in Tea Shopping in Bucuresti, Romania

Filed under: exotic tea,food,shopping,tea,travel — by teaguide @ 3:00 pm
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As I detailed in the first posting of this series, my long-time favourite bookstore tea room is now closed. The shop, Carturesti, still sells dry leaf – in fact, they were the first company in Romania to carry higher-quality teas, and for many years they have been my main source when I travel there.

Alas. They seem to have stopped caring about tea.

Read the entire post at English Tea Store blog.

May 16, 2012

Travels with Tea: Tea Rooms in Bucuresti, Romania

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In Romania, like much of Europe, you won’t find “traditional” tea rooms serving formal English-style teas. A few upscale hotels used to offer this service, but now if you ask them about afternoon tea they’ll tell you “Sure, you can get a cup of tea here in the afternoon.” Romanian tea rooms – or ceainarie – generally serve not only tea but coffee, soft drinks and juices, and a selection of alcoholic beverages, plus light meals or snacks. Many still welcome smokers …

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