Found in Qatar, a Moroccan tea service at the Shisha Terrace.
How beautiful is this set? Picture this. Wednesday in May. Crazy hot outside. Cool in here. Good lighting, and an entire afternoon to myself. Men are smoking shisha in the lounge but I have a table off to the side, one with a clear view of the Arabian Gulf…
Here comes tea, a set for one. Gunpowder base, and fistful of fresh spearmint leaves, so bright. And hot water.
…till you just rise just above the handle.
A spoonful of sugar if you desire…
…and sip away with sweets on your side. I have an insatiable love for Middle Eastern sweets…and the more I have, the more I crave. That’s ghorayebah on the left and baklava (with rosewater!) on the right.
We’ll do another post soon on Middle Eastern sweets (and I’ll have find someone who can teach us how to make them all). Till then, plotting the next trip. How about we go to Egypt? Or Oman! ^-^
We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes two different multi-part sequences: “The Lexicographer” and “Porcelain Ballast”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read … Continue reading
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