Mr.Tea ~ Hsipaw
Feb 1, 2002

The black tea is boiled in great kettles all day and served with huge dollops of sweetened condensed milk. It is so strong it stains your front teeth brown after a few consecutive days of drinking it. There is a wonderful tea-shop culture in Myanmar, surpassing any I witnessed in China. Relaxed places that serve snacks and often show movies (my favorite was watching The Gods must be Crazy dubbed into Mandarin), they serve as great social outlets and places for the menfolk to kill time while the women are out working.


images are original
all rights reserved
nigel & julie snow