As my relationship with tea gets stronger, my interest for tea shops and cafe grow as well.
Most of the tea lovers in Bergen that I chatted to, online, suggested that I check out Herskap & Tjenere. I have been here before, but I did not pay attention to the teas because I was not interested in teas yet. However, I did already find the place cosy and kind of unique. It is not fancy, nor classy but the ambiance is perfect.
Herskap & Tjenere is not your ordinary tea/coffee shop because they do not only sell tea and coffee and (brownies) but also candies, vintage women’s clothes and gift articles such as mugs, stickers and many more!
I went here after going to the job fair last Friday. It took me at least 15 minutes before I ordered something because I could not decide what tea to order. The woman who was working there that time asked me what teas I drink, I told her, green tea but I told her that I wanted to try something new. So she suggested some teas, like the red teas and she added that she drinks it everyday to relax her nerves. I still could not decide what to order so I told her I need more time. I looked up to one of the shelves and found the Chinese teas, then I suddenly remembered the tea blogs that I stumbled upon to, almost all of them recommended Pu erh tea.
So yes, I ordered a cup of Pu erh and I loved it! One cup is 33 NOK. Not bad!
When it comes to the service, I can say that they are one of the best. I cannot say that they are very knowledgeable about Chinese teas they are selling but the woman was really helpful and answered my questions nicely and politely.
I recommend this tea shop to all tea enthusiasts and curious cats like me. 🙂
Last week I went to an interview for one of the companies that I have applied for. The deal was to meet the interviewer at a restaurant at 6:15 pm but then suddenly she sent me a message that she would be an hour late. I said it is alright I can wait. I was there 5.45 pm and to take the bus home was not an option. I hate coming late to interviews, meetings and dates. I just chose to wait an hour at Starbucks Bergen (at Torget).
As usual, I ordered a cup of hot chocolate. I always order chocolate flavored drinks whenever I go to Starbucks. I finished it fast and yet I did not want to order another cup because I was already full. So I took my phone out and started reading the news. I got bored, so I stood up and checked what they are selling. They got mugs, tumblers, coffee, thermoses and teas.
They got around 5 types of teas. The one that catches my curiosity is their Spearmint Full-leaf Green Tea. So I stood there for a couple of minutes pondering whether or not I should buy it. I was also thinking that I already have green teas at home. I should finish them first. But I thought also that it is a good idea to have different kind of teas at home because I get visitors once in a while and my bf and I drink lots of tea.
I bought one pack/ canister of green tea with spearmint and lemongrass for 84 NOK (Norwegian kroner). I think it is a bit pricey for a 45 gram tea but with this cute canister I think the price is reasonable.The teabag is bigger compared to the other tea brands like Lipton and Earl Grey.
For one cup of Starbucks green tea, I used 80 degrees C water and steeped the tea for 2 minutes.
When it comes to taste, I find it really good and fresh. I never thought that I am going to like this because I am a bit skeptical to blended green teas because some of the blended green teas I have tasted before has a sour taste.
After the interview I went home right away and showed my bf my newly purchased tea. Upon seeing the label that it is from Starbucks he said why would I buy tea when I can buy coffee from Starbucks! He also added that I should have bought coffee instead because we already have lots of tea at home. He loves tea like I do but when it comes to Starbucks he is only interested in coffee.
For those who want more than just coffee and tea, this cafe is for you. Rostrup Cafe is a local cafe and is located in Sandnes at Langgata. Just a few steps away from the train station. I discovered Rostrup last year when I was shopping for Christmas presents. The ambiance inside is just fantastic. It’s really cosy and the employees there are nice.