FF- Reuse your tea bag
Every other Friday I tell you one of my ‘Fuck-ups’. Hopefully, this saves you from some super awkward and embarrassing moments.
Regularly I organise Meetups / Facebook events to meet (new) expats in the Netherlands. I am their first Dutch Friend and try to help them, with questions regarding settling down in the Netherlands, questions regarding visas, housing but also the Dutch culture and habits.
I met a lovely Italian lady who had just relocated from London to Amsterdam. I ordered a tea and when my tea was empty I wanted to reorder another one. I was ‘complaining’ that I always find it such a waste to order a new tea... They can just give me another cup of hot water right?
I got a little weird look…
Apparently, it is a very Dutch thing to reuse your tea bag. Not so much in a bar, that is true. But definitely at home. I mean, really… you will still get flavour after you even used the tea bag for 3 times...
I discussed this point with several expats in the Netherlands and with some Dutchies.
Indeed, teabags are not super expensive, so yes you can get a new teabag every time. But according to the Dutch, why would you?
Ha ha… ! What do you do? Reuse your tea bag or get a new teabag every time?