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The Politics Of Myanmar's Changing Tea Culture

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Pulling low wooden stools out from under a short square table, a group of longyi-clad men sits down at an open-air tea shop in downtown Yangon, Myanmar.

 

One man makes a kiss-kiss noise and calls out an order to the young waiter. Moments later, porcelain teacups filled with steaming laphet yay — sweet Burmese tea carefully mixed with black tea, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk — start to hit the table, and the men's conversation begins.

 

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ရန္ကုန္ၿမိဳ႕လယ္ေကာင္က ေလးေထာင့္က်က်စားပဲြခုံေလးကေန ေခြးေျခပုေလးကို ဆဲြထုတ္လိုက္ၿပီး လုံခ်ည္၀တ္ထားေသာ အမ်ိဳးသားေတြ လက္ဖက္ရည္ဆိုင္ထဲမွာ ထိုင္ခ်လိုက္သည္။ 

 

အဲထဲက တေယာက္က ခ်ြတ္ခ်ြတ္လို႕ ေအာ္ၿပီး စားပဲြထိုးေလးကို လွမ္းေခၚလိုက္သည္။ ခဏၾကာေတာ့ လက္ဖက္က်ရည္ရယ္၊ ႏို႔ဆီရယ္၊ ႏို႔စိမ္းရယ္ ေရာထားေသာ လက္ဖက္ရည္ တခြက္ေရာက္လာၿပီး အမ်ိဳးသားတစုရဲ႔ စကား၀ိုင္းလည္း စတင္ အသက္၀င္လာသည္။ 

 

https://www.npr.org/...ing-tea-culture







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