In this episode: We tour three famous tea shops in London — and we endure the hottest day ever. Recorded 7/22/2022 in London
When it comes to tea, the best I’ve ever had was at Bewley’s on Grafton Street in Central Dublin near St. Stephen’s Square. I brought home a box of their tea and enjoyed it for weeks afterward.
A dirty martini at Harry’s Bar and Grill on the Via Veneto about two blocks from The Excelsior Hotel and near the entrance to the Borghese Gardens. They must press their own fresh olive juice. The very memory of it almost makes me want to drink again.
We had spiked oreo malts in the bar of the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town in South Africa. I can't remember what liquor they used but oh, it was SSSSSOOOOOOOOO GOOD!
A glass (or two) of cold rose wine sitting on the terrace of our rented villa in Villefranche sur Mer looking out across the Mediterranean toward St. Jean Cap Ferrat and the old town area of Nice. A friend who is a chef in the UK was visiting so the hors d'oeuvres were special too.
In Agra I was hot and sweaty and the best drink ever was the mango lassi I had. It even beat out Manhattans at the Savoy.
I am in West Virginia. Best drink was ginger beer - had never had it until in the UK in 2017 - at the oldest pub in Marlow, near London. High Tea at Chatsworth was AWESOME!! An innkeeper friend from 9 Green Lane Bed & Breakfast in Buxton took me for High Tea in 2017. I was fortunate enough to return to visit North Wales in 2018 and I took the innkeeper at Firs Cottage in LLanwrst, North Wales to High Tea at Chatsworth. It was every bit as good as the first time.
My favorite drink is no longer made. For a couple of years, Starbucks tested Fizzio, which it called “handcrafted sodas.” They were made to order, and came in root beer, lemon and ginger. You could mix the lemon and ginger and get a very refreshing, minimal sugar drink. I drank dozens of them in Arizona, one of the states where it was offered. However, the Fizzo machines were very expensive, and broke constantly. Starbucks dropped Fizzio in 2016.
It's 39 here in Novi Sad, Serbia, and I seriously think one more degree would kill me.
Best drink ever? Mango shakes in Ko Lanta, Thailand. Sometimes I had two a day.
Best drink. Mint lemonade in Abu Dhabi.
Agree that the Transport Museum is great- enjoyed it as an adult and again with my 2 year old grandson. Lovely tea at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho.
Loved the tea discussion and had a good laugh about the zombies. You guys are definitely digital nomads. Favorite drink is always a simple carafe of Vin de Table rouge.
Enjoyed the podcast so much. But can't imagine drinking hot tea in hot weather! Just had the best hefeweizen beer in Rothenburg ob der Tauber. It was actually COLD and delicious and the perfect salve to an uncomfortably hot day and two nights with no AC. How do these folks do it?!
Karak chai in Doha.