Frisian Tea Ceremony

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Frisian Tea Ceremony Emden Reviews

Kathrin_E Kathrin_E
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Ostfriesentee - Frisian Tea Ceremony Feb 19, 2017
A friend in Emden (thanks Silvia!) once gave me a lesson about the 'ceremonial' afternoon tea in Ostfriesland. There are a few things one should know when participating. So here are her 'instructions of use':

Ostfriesentee (East Frisian Tea) is a strong blend of black teas. It is always served with fresh cream (liquid, not whipped) and Kandis (rock sugar).

Put some Kandis in your empty cup. The tea is then poured in by the host. Insert a spoonful of cream into the tea and DO NOT STIR. Watch the creamy clouds swirling in the tea.

Kandis dissolves slowly, so when you drink the tea it gets sweeter the more you approach the bottom of your cup.

When your cup is empty it will be filled again without asking. And again. And again... To signal that you have had enough, leave your spoon in the empty cup.

(I have tagged this as "free" because this information is most needed when you are invited for tea in a private home.)
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