About the host Rik Verhalle
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every month he shares a tip.
Inspiring conscious living and spreading simplicity … just one cuppa at a time! For this tip from Rik, we head to Strijp-S, where you will find tea bar Tea Stories. A nice change from the many coffee hotspots you see in the city nowadays.
This new business is run by the Italian Lucia and her Chinese partner Hao. Lucia instantly fell in love with the tea culture and its healing powers during a trip through China. After two years, she decided to change course and started Tea Stories in Eindhoven. Tea Stories serves all kinds of teas from different countries, like Japan, China, and Morocco. Plus local tea leaves from the indoor farmers at Strijp-T. You can order healthy food, such as bowls, avocado toast, and a vegetarian high tea.
It's not just the bubble tea that you should run (yes, run!) to this place for. In fact, Tea Stories is a beacon of calm in a city that is always on the move. The interior is sleek, which creates serenity. The work of photographers and illustrators gives it a tasteful touch. Snoop around, and you might even go home with a new palette of flavors and a bunch of dried flowers. Extra tip from Rik: they host yoga sessions on the regular. You know what they say; be there or ...