Kerrie's Cup of Tea....I love love love tea. I have created this page to discuss all things tea. White, Yellow, Purple, Green (Matcha, Sencha, Gun Powder, Genmaicha, Gyokuro, Jasmine) Black, Oolong (Pouchong), Rooibos (Honeybush), Pu-erh, Chai, Mate, Blooming, Kombucha, Herbal, and Tisane Teas. Loose leaf/bagged/powered/instant. Iced/hot tea. Tea infusers/strainers, tea kettles, tea timers, tea pots/cups,steeping times, tea goodies, tea houses, and more! Do you share my passion of tea?
Looking for a photo opportunity while in Penang, I was told to check out the Floating Mosque.
This mosque was about 5 minutes from where I was staying. I took a quick Grab ride here. The Grab is like the US Uber. The Grabs are super handy and cheap. Not as cheap as the bus, but they are quicker and easier.
The Grab was $1 US to get me to the mosque.
I was the only person at the mosque. I was able to walk around and check things out without other folks milling around.
In 2013 there were 19.5 million Muslim. As a Christian it is super sad to see so many lost. There is one way to heaven, Jesus.
John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
It was beautiful here. But, as always it was hot, super hot and I was parched!! Luckily I found another vending machine that had tea in it.
Teh O Limau Panas - Lemon Tea The Panas (=hot) is optional, sometimes you will get the drinks with ice anyway so you add "panas" just to make sure. If you want a cold drink you just add "ais" to it: Teh O Ais - Ice Tea Teh O Ais Limau - Lemon Ice Tea
Any chance to get a refreshing tea I take it, especially when it is like .75! This was a little sweeter then I like it, but it was sure refreshing!!!
This mosque is beautiful. But, as a Christian as I walked around the mosque and prayed for those who come here would find the truth. The truth that Jesus was the way to eternal life. That Jesus loved them and died for them.
I loved seeing the fishing boats everywhere. I wondered how well they do??
While in Penang I decided to get henna done on my hand, it was $10 RM, which is about $2.50. It was fun to have this done.
The designs are applied to the skin with a thick paste made from the ground leaves of the henna plant (Lawsonia inermis) and have been used by desert cultures throughout the Middle East, Africa, India and Egypt for thousands of years.
I loved Malaysia- the people, the food, the beauty. The one thing I could not get past was the heat. Man, it was hot!! The temps were in the 90's with 90% humidity. Even the life long residents said it was too hot. The only thing that helped was AC and a cold glass of tea!!
This is the great apartment building I stayed in with my friends parents. The view was killer, lol!! It was great to stay here for four days after my mission trip.
The apartment building I was staying in had soda machine. The drinks were $1RM, which was like .25!!!
There were all kinds of unique drinks in the vending machine. Cold coffee, Cold Soy Bean Milk, Water, Soda, Tea, and more.
The vending machine...
Soy bean milk
I settled on Lipton Lemon Tea. In the states I am not a fan of Lipton can tea- it is way to sweet. But, I also remembered that when I was in Europe I loved the Lipton Peach tea, because it was made differently than in the states, and was not nearly as sweet. And that is the same way with the Lipton Lemon tea. This tea was good, not too sweet, I wish the US would take a clue from other countries and stop with all the sugar!
After my mission trip I stayed an extra couple of days with a college friend. The first day with them we had some meetings, during break I was introduced to BOH 3 in 1.
When I told my friends I was a tea blogger, they asked if I had tried 3 in 1. When I said no, they said I had to try it. I have to say it was different, but also very good. It is instant tea, creamer, and sugar.
I knew I needed to head to the store and find some for myself.
We were at the night market and my cousin was taking along time to make a decision on what she was buying, lol. I looked across the street and saw a cafe, Budget Cafe. I was super excited at the thought of some, what I call- Thai Tea (Tea with condensed milk).
I ran across the street and found my thai tea!!! I realize here they call it milk tea.
Teh Tarik - Tea with condensed milk, sweet
Teh O Panas - same tea without ice
The Panas (=hot) is optional, sometimes you will get the drinks with ice anyway so you add "panas" just to make sure.
If you want a cold drink you just add "ais" to it:
Teh Ais - Ice Tea with condensed milk
Important: every drink in Malaysia is by default very (very) sweet. I would recommend to order everything with the magic words "kurang manis" (=less sweet)
I got the tea to go and I got it in this bag!!! Oh yeah, a plastic bag. She poured the tea in the bag, then took some string and tied it to one end. There was a loop that I could carry the bag on my wrist.
When walking around you see people all over drinking from these plastic, to go, bags.
This was so much fun. I felt like a national while walking around with my bag. I enjoyed my bag so much that I washed it out and brought it home. It is the little things in life.
A beautiful sunset that night!! I imagine every night has a beautiful sunset, but this is one I walked to the beach to see.