East Frisia or Eastern Friesland is a coastal region in the northwest of the German state of Lower Saxony, between West Frisia in the Netherlands and North Frisia in Schleswig-Holstein. In an otherwise coffee drinking country, east Frisia is noted for its consumption of tea and its tea culture. With an average consumption placing them just behind the UK in world rankings. This strong black tea is served whenever there are guests, at any gathering, as well as with breakfast, in the mid-afternoon, and mid-evening. Their tea is sweetened with Kluntjes, a rock candy sugar that melts slowly, allowing multiple cups to be sweetened. Thick cream is also used to flavour the tea. The tea is generally served in traditional small cups, with little cookies or sweet cakes. This blend comprises mainly of strong, malty organic Assam leaves.