Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. ~Chinese Proverb

The leaves begin to fall, the air is crisp, and I'm in the mood for tea.  My favorite place for tea is U Zeleného caje ("At the green tea").  Why?  Because it's charming, cozy, the tea selection is extensive (from all over the world) and the light meals are delicious.  I highly recommend the forest fruit tea...mmmm delicious!

Pottery on display is available for purchase...

U Zeleného caje is located on Nerudova Street, which is just below the Prague Castle.  It's a great place to sit & relax after a day of sightseeing, and a perfect spot for locals to unwind in.  

A fun tidbit... a scene for the movie Amadeus was shot at U Zeleného caje.  Amadeus was filmed in Prague, because, in 1984, it was one of the few remaining cities in Europe that retained the flavor and architecture of the 18th century.  So, without having to build extensive sets, the filmmakers were able to capture the look and feel of Vienna during the days when Mozart walked the streets.

"This movie could have been shot in only three cities, Vienna, Budapest or Prague because only these three cities have the 18th century architecture.  Prague was ideal, Prague was absolutely ideal because thanks to communist inefficiency the 18th century was untouched" - Milos Forman from the Making of Amadeus (2002)

U Zeleného caje 
Nerudova 19
Parah 1 - Malá Strana