Taking a Break from Reality

Finally. We can now see and feel that spring has come after months of rain and gloomy weather. 🙂

Kaland
The view from the boathouse.
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Coffee, Tea and More!

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. 🙂

 

H & T

H & T

H & T

H & T

Reading Time

I prefer reading time on analogue clocks over the new digital ones. They are not only stylish but they also give a relaxing effect. The sound of the pendulum swinging from left to right and the tic toc sound somehow reminds me of the older days when people relied so much on their watches, since they did not have mobile phones yet.

I told my partner that I want a pendulum clock someday when we already have a house. I also told him that I want a striking clock (grandfather clock), the one that makes a gong-ish sound. But he does not want it because for him it makes a lot of sound. We’ll see, I might challenge him in a pool game and if I win I am going to buy the most beautiful striking clock that I could find in the antique shops.

Anyway, this is my take on last Friday’s The Daily Post photo challenge, time. The invention of clock is one of the greatest breakthrough in the human history. Without clocks, we would still be living without internet, mobile phones and almost all of gadgets that we have today.

pendelum clock

 

A Cosy Saturday Evening

After a long day at work, my friend and I drove to Ikea. She wanted to buy a broom while I was looking for storage boxes and teapots. But before shopping we had some pizzas and sausages. After that we started looking for the things that are on our shopping list.

Guess what. We ended up buying stuff that aren’t on the list! We’re not surprised! Ikea made us do it! Kidding! Seriously, Ikea is good in selling their stuff. So once you get inside, prepare for the battle of your will against Ikea’s magic.

Moving on. Since it’s Saturday I didn’t need to drive home early so I stayed at Kristine’s place til 10 p.m. We talked about about almost everything while enjoying fresh brewed Sencha tea in a teapot from Japan.

Kristine's teapot set
Sencha tea in Japanese teapot and cups

I absolutely fell in love with the Japanese teapot set. I’m getting one too! She bought this set during her visit to Japan last year.

Anyway, before I forget this post is my take in this week’s The Daily Post photo challenge. Symbol. For me a cup/pot of tea symbolizes warmt and hospitality.