Monday, April 29, 2013

Airplane Tea

One of  the best things about flying to and from Europe is
that tea is offered as a beverage. 
I should clarify that statement, by saying tea service is the only good thing
about flying internationally! 
Most of the time, on Air France or British Air, tea is brewed and served from a carafe. 
Austin and I had a new (to us) experience on Air France from Rome
when we drank our cups of black tea and discovered an attached tea bag
in the bottom of the cups.
I must confess, we were a bit curious about the metal strip up the inside of the cup
when it was served to us, and while we drank it.
Are you familiar with this type of tea bag attached to the cup?
Do you know what these are or where they might be available,
not that I would ever choose to serve tea this way. :-) 
But it was certainly convenient and eliminated the handling
and disposal of a tea bag.



Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh for heaven's sake, isn't that clever? I have never heard of this either, Linda!

So - I guess the next obvious question: was it any good? I mean I understand that one must deal with what is offered, but wondering if you thought the tea tasted nice?

I sure have enjoyed your travels, thanks so much for sharing it with all of us, I feel as though I got out of town myself! How divine!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!


La Tea Dah said...

That's very interesting. It is compact and shaped for convenience. Did it over-steep? It sounds like it stays in the cup until the tea is all drunk up and then thrown away with the cup?

I enjoy finding out about tea "tidbits" from around the world.

Thanks for sharing! Enjoy a wonderful week!
Gracious Hospitality

Steph said...

I haven't seen that before. Interesting!

Rosemary said...

New to me!

Marilyn said...

Have not seen this one before, very clever indeed.

Karen's Place said...

I think it's clever and seems less messy. Hope it tasted good. See we are always learning something new about tea :)

Angela McRae said...

Now that is most interesting! I'm not nearly the traveler you are, so I will have to depend on you for these types of tea travel tidbits!


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