GOT Starbucks

Great news! Starbucks is coming to Gothenburg (GOT is the name for the Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport). I look forward to explore the range of Tazo tea products.

From Starbucks’s newsroom:

Starbucks Comes to Gothenburg

SSP will operate new Starbucks store at Gothenburg Central Station

Gothenburg: January 23, 2012 – Tomorrow, Starbucks will open its first store at Sweden’s Gothenburg Central Station. Starbucks licensed partner, SSP, will manage the day to day operations. This store is the first Starbucks store in Sweden located in a city centre and accessible to non-travelling customers. SSP opened the first Swedish Starbucks store at Arlanda airport in 2010.

“We are delighted to open our first store in this landmark location in Gothenburg,”said Arjan Oudejans, Director of Licensed Stores, Starbucks Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We are grateful for the warm welcome we received at Arland airport and we are sure customers throughout the city will enjoy our coffees and the “third place” environment, a place between work and home to relax, meet friends and just be yourself over a great cup of coffee.”

The store will be located in the Central Station of Gothenburg, adjacent to the former entrance facing Nordstan. This new location will offer local customers, commuters and travellers high-quality coffee, innovative products an inviting and relaxed atmosphere and the legendary Starbucks Experience.

(http://news.starbucks.com/, January 23, 2012.)

GOT Starbucks0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-24 05:15:37Great news! Starbucks is coming to Gothenburg (GOT is the name for the Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport). I look forward to explore the range of Tazo tea…

Tea with Mussolini

Have you seen the movie, Tea with Mussolini? Have you been at Gran Caffé Doney in Florence? Please send us tips on tea spots in Italy.


Tea with Mussolini Tribute

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Tea with Mussolini0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-22 01:26:10Have you seen the movie, Tea with Mussolini? Have you been at Gran Caffé Doney in Florence? Please send us tips on tea spots in Italy.

Tea with …

Coffee Green Tea Beverage

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The Final Fusion? The ultimate product for bringing coffee and tea lovers together for a refreshing brew. Strangely enough, it was not bad at all, a testament to Taiwanese ingenuity in finding new ways to consume tea!

Coffee Green Tea Beverage
Coffee Green Tea Beverage

Coffee Green Tea Beverage0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-17 01:27:04This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

The Final Fusion? The ultimate product for bringing coffee and tea lovers together for a refreshing bre…

Wake Up and Smell the Tea

This post is a combination of the Tuesday Tech category and the Thor’s Storm in the Teacup category! I think it is time to “wake up and smell the tea (coffee)”… How about starting the day with a fresh teapot ready at the same time as your alarm clock is ringing? Have you seen a Teasmade product in action?

Maybe you could find Rick Perry and Rick Santorum at the The Sparta Teapot Museum, looking for The Truth-O-Meter?

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Wake Up and Smell the Tea0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-11 05:23:57This post is a combination of the Tuesday Tech category and the Thor’s Storm in the Teacup category! I think it is time to “wake up and smell the tea …

Bubble Tea

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Linus Hammarstrand

Linus Hammarstrand

Taiwan is one of the most passionate tea-drinking nations in Asia; not because of the quantity of teas drunk or because of their exceptional quality (although they have that too though), but because of the sheer diversity of tea consumption. Fancy a cup of Oolong Tea, straight from the plantation? Or maybe tea-flavored crackers and cakes? Or why not eggs or meats boiled in tea, after you washed your hair with Green Tea-scented shampoo?

Bubble Tea
Bubble Tea

My personal favorite is however the famous Taiwanese Bubble Tea. This rather quaint drink originated in Taizhong, an industrial city in the north of Taiwan in the 1980s, and has since spread all over the world. There are many varieties of Bubble Tea in Taiwan but the most common one contains small balls of tapioca starch, as well as condensed milk, syrup and black tea. It is often sold in plastic mugs with an oversized straw (big enough for the “bubbles” to be sucked through) and cost about 1 $ US. Bubble teas can be found all over Taiwan and there are numerous shops and stalls that specializes in Bubble tea. These are often found in and around night markets and train stations.

Bubble Tea0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-10 04:20:03This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

Linus Hammarstrand

Taiwan is one of the most passionate tea-drinking nations in Asia; not becaus…

More Tibetan Tea

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Tea has been drunk in Tibet since time immemorial. Normally it is mixed with rancid yak-butter and salt, as well as with tsampa, roasted barley flour. Assaulting as it is on the taste-buds, it makes eminent sense to drink tea this way. In the harsh, high-altitude climate of the Tibetan plateau, with an average altitude of 4000 meters above sea-level, you will fast get dehydrated and subsequently suffer from altitude sickness, which is potentially lethal.

Tsampa
Tsampa

Butter tea provide you with both salt, calories and water, all of which are essential for survival in what many call the “Third pole”. The tea in the picture is the type of brick-tea used to make butter tea, here presented as an offering at a Buddhist shrine.

Brick Tea
Brick Tea

[Editor's note: Shout out to Lobsang Wangdu for Butter Tea — Recipe to Make Tibetan Tea: Po Cha.]

More Tibetan Tea0Martin Lindeskog2012-01-03 09:16:51This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand:

Tea has been drunk in Tibet since time immemorial. Normally it is mixed with rancid yak-butter and salt…