(cha)rming ・。・。☆
28 of September, 2014

Visited this charming place today! Great study and meetup space, with lots of food options! Unfortunately, they only sell their loose leaf in 100g amounts, and mostly have fruity, flavored teas rather than straight tea. Also, they leave out small cups so you can smell the tea but the sample cup tea isn’t very fragrant o_o I guess they don’t change the leaves in the sample cup often. But overall it’s very cute! This is the Tottenham Court Road location. (:


Posted 3 days ago
Tags:  #yumchaa  #tea retailer  #london  #tea  #tea reviews

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25 of September, 2014

thinkinsidethebluebox:

exprincesssammya:

prinsenafnord:

exprincesssammya:

prinsenafnord:

Britain is a strange place. 

#WE HAVE TO BOOST THE POWER AT A CERTAIN TIME TO COPE WITH EVERYONE PUTTING THE KETTLE ON FOR A CUP OF TEA     

yOU’RE JOKING RIGHT

WOW

No, I’m not. It even has a wiki page.

Oh my god.

TODAY IS THE DAY! Flying out to Heathrow at 4:55 (‘: London here I come

(Source: land-of-fairytales, via svmadelyn)


Posted 6 days ago
Tags:  #learn about tea  #tea  #england  #london  #study abroad

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22 of September, 2014

just took a big drink out of a glass on the table that i THOUGHT was my iced tea. turns out it was my dad’s scotch…so many regrets ;A; my mouth tastes awful now


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #tea  #scotch  #me  #problems

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More refrigerator tea for the heat wave (: I used TeaGschwendner’s Asian Pear, it’s DELICIOUS iced!!! It’s already so fruity and fragrant it doesn’t need any sugar and it’s got a nice citrusy taste. And it’s such a beautiful bright green ^^. But I can’t wait to be in London with 50 degree weather so I can start drinking hot tea again. *-*
21 of September, 2014

More refrigerator tea for the heat wave (: I used TeaGschwendner’s Asian Pear, it’s DELICIOUS iced!!! It’s already so fruity and fragrant it doesn’t need any sugar and it’s got a nice citrusy taste. And it’s such a beautiful bright green ^^. But I can’t wait to be in London with 50 degree weather so I can start drinking hot tea again. *-*


Posted 1 week ago
Tags:  #iced tea  #asian pear  #green tea  #summer  #me  #tea reviews  #teagschwendner

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clubmonaco:

Sit by the window at Yumchaa for some prime London people-watching

tea-minus ten days until I fly out to London. Yumchaa is the nearest tea retailer to my flat, only six minutes away! (: Can’t wait. 
15 of September, 2014

clubmonaco:

Sit by the window at Yumchaa for some prime London people-watching

tea-minus ten days until I fly out to London. Yumchaa is the nearest tea retailer to my flat, only six minutes away! (: Can’t wait. 


Posted 2 weeks ago
Tags:  #tea  #yumchaa  #london  #study abroad  #me

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girldoesnothing:

tonidorsay:

I travel the world for the perfect tea
Everybody’s looking for Darjeeling

Some of them want to infuse you
Some of them want to be infused by you
12 of September, 2014

girldoesnothing:

tonidorsay:

I travel the world for the perfect tea

Everybody’s looking for Darjeeling

Some of them want to infuse you

Some of them want to be infused by you

(Source: georgetakei, via summer-snowfall)


Posted 2 weeks ago
Tags:  #tea  #funny  #eurythmics

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my go-to for sad friends
12 of September, 2014

my go-to for sad friends

(Source: pleasestopbeingsad, via positivedoodles)


Posted 2 weeks ago
Tags:  #sad  #tea  #cute  #bunny  #me  #someone make me tea please

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11 of September, 2014

(Source: automatiste)


Posted 2 weeks ago
Tags:  #the last 12 hours have been a wild ride  #tea  #pretty  #sad  #quote  #kind of

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Miffy or Tiffy?

9 of September, 2014

In light of my approaching trip to London, I’d like to discuss one of the finer niceties of proper British tea: Miffy (Milk In First) vs. Tiffy (Tea In First).

It is well known that Brits in general take their tea (usually a black tea blend teabag made in a mug) with a bit of milk and sometimes sugar. However, fierce arguments abound as to whether the tea or milk should be added to the mug first. Fierce might actually be an understatement - making someone’s tea in the wrong order can cause violent disputes!! Be forewarned. 

Arguments for either side abound. Miffys (such as the illustrious Douglas Adams) claim that adding milk first prevents milk from scalding and gives the tea a richer taste. Some even say that adding milk first can prevent china teacups from cracking and staining. The Guardian even wrote a piece in which several chemists and physicists outline the scientific basis for adding milk first.

Yet, the tiffy camp (which includes the likes of George Orwell) maintains that adding milk first weakens the brew: adding the cold milk first lowers the overall temperature of the brew and prevents the tea from steeping properly. Also, they say that adding milk first almost inevitably leads to adding too much milk. Furthermore, proper etiquette calls for tea first - since poor china is prone to cracking, adding tea first was a way to show the quality of the china. This is all not to mention that if you are making tea for a guest, adding milk first presupposes not only the amount of milk they prefer, but also if they want milk at all. In that case, it is better to add milk last so they might add the milk as they desire. 

I don’t usually take my tea with milk anyway, but when I do, I am personally a tiffy - I just can’t get the milk amount right if I add it first. 

So, are you miffy or tiffy? (:


Posted 3 weeks ago
Tags:  #miffy  #tiffy  #miffy vs. tiffy  #milk first  #tea first  #tea  #learn about tea  #douglas adams  #george orwell

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My friends treated me to an Earl Grey pie for my birthday! They know me so well. From The Pie Hole in Los Angeles.
6 of September, 2014

My friends treated me to an Earl Grey pie for my birthday! They know me so well. From The Pie Hole in Los Angeles.


Posted 3 weeks ago
Tags:  #earl grey  #the pie hole  #los angeles  #tea  #pie  #birthday!  #happy birthday to me  #friends  #(':

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