P1090551 Making "ghetto tea"
in the bathroom of a tiny Paris hotel room. In the absence of a teapot or cups, two plastic bottles are employed. The first bottle is filled with tea leaves and hot water. I don't know if it's a good idea to fill up a plastic coke bottle with hot water, though. It didn't melt, but who knows what chemicals it leached into the water? The bottle opening is stuffed with a paper teabag, to be used as a filter. Then the "tea" from the first bottle is "filtered" through the teabag into the second bottle.
I'm sure this all looks like it should taste delicious, but I'm sorry to inform the reader it tasted like crap. :-) For that matter, I'm now thinking, why not just put the teabag in the first bottle and pour hot water on it, using it as a teapot? But an even better solution turned out to buy a Venti cup of tea from Starbucks, and then repeatedly reuse it as a "teapot" of sorts for brewing more tea. Venti size is very useful for making industrial quantities of tea. And yes, we found one Starbucks in Paris! I've never thought I would be so delighted at the sight of the green mermaid logo. It turned out, local coffeeshops don't have coffee and tea to go in paper cups. At least not in Venti size.
My blog posts about Paris:
Automated, nanny-state bathrooms.
Panhandling and languages.
Mandatory post about food in Paris
Fast food in Paris: an oxymoron
A rushed tour of Paris famous tourist points
Paris tour continues: Monmartre
Getting almost stuck in a transportation strike.
Or see all my blog posts about Paris in one page.