World Recipe Exchange: Polish tea
In Polish homes, black tea is drunk at any time of the day, both on its own and after almost every meal – in fact, Poland is the biggest tea market in Eastern Europe. Tea or coffee is always offered to a guest and when you visit a Polish household, one of the first questions you hear is: “kawa czy herbata?”
Tea is enjoyed at family gatherings, during breaks at work and in cafés. Black tea is traditionally served with lemon and sugar or honey. Poland also has a long tradition of herbal and fruit teas, which are taken as health remedies or simply to enjoy the sweet flavours.
We look forward to hosting our next intercultural Tea & Coffee Gathering, in collaboration with PolskaEire Festival Limerick, when we will be serving tea the Polish way. In Poland, tea is often served with a dessert, and this Friday we’ll make sure to introduce you to Polish herbatniki (biscuits served with tea) and some of the most popular Polish cakes. And of course, we couldn’t miss the chance to eat Polish dumplings: pierogi!
Admission is free and all are welcome.