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

Lovely Finds

Who said that you won’t find nice stuff at a thrift store? I should have done this before, visit the thrift store near my place. They have lots of cheap and awesome stuff that I like (and need). Last Tuesday, I went to the Fretex (The Salvation Army) shop near where I live. I didn’t think of buying anything, I only wanted to check what they have. I also find it relaxing to go inside a thrift store.

It was my first time to go inside this store. It looks small from the outside but very spacious inside. I first checked out the furniture department and found vintage sofas and coffee tables. Then I went to the glass/figurine/porcelain department and there I found Japanese tea cups. I got really happy and even happier when I found out how much they cost. So without hesitation, I put them in my basket and I started looking if those tea cups belong to set. Unfortunately, no tea pots to be found but I’m still glad that I found the tea cups. Four of the tea cups are made of clay and the tall white ones with characters on it are semi porcelains. Then on my way to the cashier, I found a sushi set. This is exactly what I need. I’ve been hunting this kind of sushi plates since last year. I feel so lucky!

I only paid 145 NOK for all of these. It’s a steal!

How about you? Found anything interesting in the thrift shop lately? 🙂

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Sushi set, 89 NOK.

Fretex funn

Fretex funn
Tea cup with Japanese (or Chinese?) characters, 10 NOK. I bought 2.

 

Fretex funn
Clay tea cups, 9 NOK each.
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It is from Japan!

Fretex funn

Shopping in Bergen

Yesterday I took the bus from where I’m staying here in Hordaland (Which is at Åsane somewhere.) to Bergen sentrum to shop for some stuff that I’ve been planning to buy since last week. The bus trip went well except that it’s a bit longer than I’m used to. Where I live, going to the town centre is just 20 minutes with the bus.

Anyway, I got surprised when I arrived in Bergen because there are lots of people! So I got this Saturday feeling in me yesterday. I found tents and booths at the fisketorget  and lots of tourists! Never thought that there would still be a lot of them in this time of the month.

I checked out the tents to see the reason why people are coming over there…

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There are lots of seafood, especially crabs!

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 You can choose from boiled crabs to fresh ones.

I find it  very tempting to order one, but I’m allergic to crabs unfortunately.

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 Tourists spotted!

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I checked out the shops inside the shopping malls Galleriet and Kløverhuset and I bought the stuff I need and some stuff that I want. I like shopping in Bergen because they almost have everything there.