Afternoon tea with tea friends

For some time I had been following Emma on Instagram. When she posted a picture of her Chinese tea set, I was stunned, it was almost similar to one of my sets. So I let her know, and we had nice conversations and tried to find out more about the sets. These sets are...

Tea drunk in Emden

It was some years ago – Christmas time, that we decided to go to a Christmas market in Emden, north of Germany. We stayed with family in north of the Netherlands during winter holidays and Emden seemed a nice daytrip. It was a sunny day and we left on time, so we were...

Tea drunk

Tea drunk

It is already a few weeks ago that we joined a tea cocktail workshop with Sven Vandevenne (IG blackdragontc) and Teacoach Ken (IG teacoach.ken) whom you might know from his book Tea is Sexy.  I met Sven during my travel to China, Sven is very passionate about tasteful...

Sri Lanka Travel – Along the coast

We will have to travel longer distances today and to a new location. So we have to leave tuk-tuk driver Lal. We asked a driver to drive and guide us, his name is Sampath and we ask him to stop by at interesting locations - just like we asked Lal- and tell us about the...

Sri Lanka – Tuk-tuk adventures

During breakfast we make plans for the day, and decide to go to a place called ‘Jungle beach’, it is too far to walk, so we will go by tuk-tuk.  Jungle beach We soon find a driver who can bring us there. He knows the way, stops and leads us the right way to the beach,...

Sri Lanka – Galle – Safe in the Fort

On our walk through the old Dutch Fort, we feel like we are back in history. Such an old place, first build in 1588. The Fort is an easy area, broader and smaller roads, big houses build from stone, nice restaurants and shops. Walking paths along the sea side. The...

Sri Lanka – Train to Galle

We wanted to explore travel by train, everyone who had been to Sri Lanka said it….take the train. So we left our luxurious residence and left by taxi to Colombo station. We got ourselves a ticket at the tourniquet and went tot he right platform. Crowded, colorful....

Sri Lanka – Travel plans

Plan making We had the plan to travel, I wanted to see tea growing, but I wouldn’t be traveling alone, so we had to combine some of our travel wishes. So we asked ourselves, where to go to see tea growing? where to see wildlife? where can we be close to the coast and...