The Friesische Teestube is my favourite place in Schwabing to escape the city life and just relax, have a chat, read a book, eat breakfast and drink tea. It’s a place where time figuratively, and the clocks on the wall literally stand still. The place has a grandma’s living room vibe going, and after some time spent in the cosy, antique couches you almost feel yourself becoming a part of the inventory.
Besides tea, they serve breakfast from 10:00-14:00, and afterwards toasts, cakes, biscuits and big plates with a lot of wurst and cheese.
They have an overwhelming range of teas, from China, Japan, Great Britain, Russia, the Orient, and of course Friesland. (Friesland or Frisia is a coastal region along the southeastern corner of the North Sea, extending from the northwestern Netherlands across northwestern Germany to the border of Denmark.)
The teas are arranged according to type and origin and come with short descriptions.
I suggest you order one of the Friesentees from Eastern Friesland, starting at number 52 in the menu, and follow the original Frisian tea drinking procedure: Put 2-3 pieces of the big white rock sugar (they call it Kluntjes) in your empty tea cup. Don’t forget to admire your tiny tea service, which is also original Frisian. When you’re done admiring your cup, put some tea in it and listen to the faint cracking of the Kluntjes. Now, slowly add cream until you have a nice cloud in your cup. Drink and enjoy. Repeat. Forget about the time.