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My new blog!

Hi everyone..long time no see! I started a  new blog, about fun,non-touristy things to do in Newcastle Upon Tyne:

http://thingstodoinnewcastle.wordpress.com/.

Check it out an show it some love! ūüôā My first post if for all¬†tea¬†lovers, as I go on¬†discovering¬† the perfect place to enjoy a ¬†tasty cuppa. Here’s a little sneak peek:

Tea Sutra Teahouse, 1st Floor 2 Leazes Park Rd

I’m really excited about this place because I “discovered” it only a few days ago and I fell in love! Here’s why…

Tea Sutra ¬†is the ultimate tea heaven – with an ‘Oriental’ twist! It’s a tea house, so expect an amazing choice of tea – ¬†they serve over 100 teas and infusions (plus a selection of vegeterian, gluten-free snacks to go with it)! Interestingly, Tea Sutra also offers wellness therapies such as acupuncture, hot and cold stone massage and reiki, so it’s a bit like a spa and tea house in one!

Even though Tea Sutra is in a central location,¬†I felt like I left the everyday hustle and bustle behind the moment I walked through their door. Everything about this place is relaxing and soothing – the light, specious, Japan-inspired decor; the subtle music, comfortable cushions…and the amazing smell of tea filling up the entire floor! It might sound like a weird comparison, but¬†the¬†peaceful, almost meditative atmosphere¬†remained¬†me ¬†a bit of a yoga studio.

tea house Newcastle

tea house Newcastle

tea house Newcastle

It took me a while to decide, but I eventually ordered Persian tea (£2.70) Рwhich is black tea with flowers and spices.  Tea Sutra has a nice selections of books and magazines, so I was sipping my tea while reading haiku Рhow relaxing!

tea house Newcastle

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Rediscovering Newcastle

Here are some snaps I took today – I bought a new Nikon D3100 so I had to try it out! ūüôā

Newcastle ¬†is famous (or infamous, depending how you look at it!) for wild nights out involving a flurry of fake tan, ¬†skimpy outfits and cheap drinks,¬†and it’s pretty much considered the drinking capital of the UK. To be honest, I don’t think many people outside of the¬†North East ¬†realise that the city has much more to offer than bargain booze and fancy dress nights out. One of my favourite things about it is the architecture – Newcastle, especially the city centre and the¬†Quayside (riverside), is a lovely mixture of 15th-19th century houses, crooked ¬†Medieval-style streets and modern ¬†buildings. ¬†PERFECT for taking photos! :

Quayside [click photo to enlarge]

Quayside in colour ūüôā

Grainger Town, Newcastle City Centre