What is wrong with this picture? Have you spotted it yet? Yes, it's the plate full of coffee creamer. Rarely a good thing in my book these little plastic pots, but when served up alongside a pot of tea? Yuk.
I'm not sure what the deal is here in Germany, but when you order tea one of three things happens: a) no milk is brought at all - fair enough for a green tea but I'd like it as an option for black teas; b) these little plastic pots of UHT coffee creamer are brought out; or c) a little jug of hot frothy milk is proffered. What's going on? I find option (c) particularly baffling as surely pouring milk straight from the carton is easier than heating it up and then pouring it?
It amazes me that a country that gets the quality of its tea so right, gets its milk accompaniment so wrong. Thank goodness they have some darn fine cake to make up for it is all I can say.