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The Magic of Tea

A steaming, coal coloured cauldron sits in front of me. Swirling steam suffocates the dark room with its heat, a stark contrast to the shivering cold outside. It almost feels like it’s burning the atmosphere around it, crisping the air. It draws me in, guiding me into its warmth. Leaning over, I can see myself Read More

Defining the ‘Café Vibe’

It’s difficult to describe exactly what I mean by ‘café vibe’, but I’m sure that you already know what I mean by it already. It’s the combination of clinking cups, the tempting proximity of cookies and cake, and the steady stream of background noise. The scent of coffee beans and the comfy chairs; the warmth Read More

Who Knew That Tea Could Be Fizzy!?

Who knew that ‘sparkling tea’ existed? Because I didn’t. Not until last month, when I spent a weekend away in Ghent, an architectural masterpiece in the west of Belgium. I have already done a post on some lip licking treats from Ghent, but there is one thing that I thought deserved its own article: Lipton’s Read More

3 Independent Cafés You Absolutely NEED To Visit In Ghent

Scouting out new places to drink tea is a favourite pass-time of mine. For instance, I have an extensive list of places I one day hope to visit all over Birmingham, as well as other areas across the globe. The idea of leaning back into a squishy sofa with a hot cup of tea in Read More

Investeagating T2’s Stainless Steel Flask

Please note: this post is not sponsored. I’m just trying something new! It’s 7 am, and I’m gazing out the bus window with sleepy eyes. I’m sinking into my puffy coat, trying to emulate the comfort of surrounding myself in bed covers, but it’s not working. My mouth is dry, and the caffeine craving has Read More

I Consistently Spill Tea On Myself. Help.

We all drink tea differently. It just turns out that one of my tea drinking traits is consistently spilling it all over myself… At a daily rate. I need help, I know. But instead of looking into therapy, I decided to sit down and analyse different types of tea drinkers and the traits that usually Read More

Tea Can Help You Experience The World – And Here’s How

For those of you who know me, it’s probably very obvious why I named this blog Tea Stained Passports. I brainstormed quite a few names for this online space, and all of them had the same gist to them. However, for those of you who don’t know me personally (hi, thanks for reading!), let me Read More

New Year, New Plans!

With the new year quickly approaching, I just wanted to make a quick post that has a lot of information to do with this blog all on one page! Throughout 2019, I plan to spend a lot more time on Travel Writing, and hopefully, you will be able to see how I improve over the Read More

Birmingham’s Bubbles: Finding the best Bubble Tea in Birmingham

“It feels like your popping a blister in your mouth.” I splutter on my drink, a choked laugh escaping me. “Blister?” “Yeah, ‘cause of the texture of the bubbles.” my friend smiles at me, eyeing up her Bubble Tea. I’d shown her the Taiwanese drink after I’d found Twist (a small café on New Street), Read More

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