Saturday, 10 October 2009

Simply Tea

Last year I read a short article about a new tea salon on Åboulevarden in Århus. Tea salons are not very common in Denmark - this is a coffee drinking nation, and it is only in recent years that it has become possible to get properly brewed tea at the better cafés. Well, since both a colleague and M have visited the place in the past week, I thought it was time for me to try it out.

sketchbreak at café Simply Tea

They have a regular tea-card, a nice selection of sandwiches, scones and the like, as well as the option of ordering a full afternoon tea for 2. I had a small pot of Yunnan Golden Tips - the pot was beautiful and the tea was good, although I would have liked a slightly larger volume.

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The place is tiny, seating maybe 14 people in all, and I seemed to have hit a dull spot - a table of 3 left as my tea arrived leaving only 2 other customers in the café with me, and only as I was leaving an hour later a larger group of people arrived. I'll definitely go back for a second visit, but next time I'll bring some company along.

I used my new waterbrush again, and this time had a little more control avoiding the flooding. Also tried out the Raw Sienna S gave me, which was perfect for the café logo, and the Cerulean for mixing a more spring like green.


  1. This is lovely. I like your color scheme and the details. Your blog is inspiring.

  2. Thank you for your comment - I'm glad you find the blog inspiring. :)