Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Tea in East Frisia

East Frisia (German Osfriesland) is a coastal region in the northwest of the German federal state of Lower Saxony.
East Frisia is known for its consumption of tea and its tea culture. Strong black tea is served on every occasion...with breakfast, mid-afternoon and mid-evening etc.
As a sweetener for tea "kluntjes", a rock candy sugar is used. It melts slowly. Tea is usually served in traditional small cups with little cookies.
Tea in East Frisia has also a special version. Brown rum is mixed with kluntjes and left for several months. During winter this mixture is added to black tea. People believe that such tea cures headache, stomach problems, stress etc.

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