It’s not about what the clock says.
There are times when coffee is served and and another for tea. Meaning, it is deemed inappropriate to the time to serve the wrong drink. This is known, although less so to the foreigners in Tareem. In summary, religious gatherings, coffee. Social, tea.
Only during it.
Meaning when people come early for a religious gathering, and socialize, then it’s tea. When the gathering begins, it’s coffee. Likewise, when it is done and people stay back.
Weeks ago I hitched a ride to Hawta to attend the burial of the dearly missed Habib Hussein ‘Mari Sini’ Omar al-Haddad. I qualify the ride as the obvious, social. At the burial khatam of al Qur’an, coffee was served.
Caution: Use Oven Glove for Hot Stuff.
Picture is of how the flask of tea was secured for a peaceful state of mind, on the motorcycle from my house to a friend’s.
It was nearby.
But when not all roads are tarmac and smooth, such security is required. Bouncy basket causes spilled tea and great disappointment.
*This may be the first of a series of posts on #tea. #TZGtea