Red Corner: Tea Time in Kiev

Tea is the second most popular drink in the world after water.

I’m not a huge fan of it myself, but sometimes on cold evenings in dark cafes, I like to hunch over a little mug and sip away.

Tea is especially beloved in Ukraine. But where is the best place to sit and indulge in its warmth? Expat newspaper, The Kiev Post, has a few recommendations. And, as they proudly point out, none of them include Lipton.

I was particularly impressed with their write-up on the Chayny Club where patrons must don slippers upon entering and can leisurely mull over 80 different styles of tea.

There is something so very soul-calming to tea houses such as this and I really do miss the atmosphere back home in Los Angeles.