"Every soul shall have a taste of death: And only on the Day of Judgment shall you be paid your full recompense. Only he who is saved far from the Fire and admitted to the Garden will have attained the object (of Life): For the life of this world is but goods and chattels of deception." (Al Imran Chapter 3 verse 185)

Friday, April 07, 2006

You spice tea?!

We have new neighbours! They haven’t moved in yet....the decorators are in doing their thing for now. My uncle came from Jummah prayers today and saw one of these decorators.....being the person that he is, he offered to make the man some tea.
He came home and got to work.....started putting the kettle on and adding spices to the water. Ten minutes later the tea was ready (the tea wasn’t black tea......rather tea made with milk). Anyway, he poured the tea into the thermostat and took it to the decorator. However, he forgot to mention to the poor guy that it was tea with spice (he was an English man who was used to drinking normal tea without spice). The man tasted the tea.......the look on his face was priceless!
Poor guy kept gulping down the tea......eventually he finished it but he returned the thermostat saying.......“I wouldn’t mind some of that next time”. Although I wonder is this English politeness or did he genuinely like the tea?
Guess only way to find out is making him more tea.....and watching the look on his face!



Blogger NM said...


poor dude, he just needs sometime to adjust, SA holds me to ransom now everytime we are in somali household ( mine or MD's)

The conversation usually starts with SA saying.. know i love you.. and if i could make it i would for you..

i don't SA has realised it isn't very good yet.. but eh :)

Monday, April 10, 2006 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger Dahab said...

LOL when we lived in holland my mum made some tea for a dutch woman and watched her fish xawaash from the tea and chew on it whilst saying "Mmmm this is so nice"

Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger euhippus said...

Actually, spiced tea is becoming really popular in the States. It's called chai tea, and most cafes (eg Starbucks) serve them. I don't really like most of the brands, because they have not only cardamom and cinnamon but other spices like star anise, black pepper, and some even have chilli powder! Fortunately most grocery stores sell teas with all kinds of different spices. I just found one that has hayl and sanjabiil and have been overdosing on tea as a result :)

Friday, April 21, 2006 2:29:00 AM  

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