Tea plays a very important part in the social life of Burma. A pot of green tea, refilled again and again, is the hub of many an animated circle of conversation. While there is nothing more refreshing than a cup of pale amber tea made from roasted leaves grown in the Shan plateau, the Burmese people have become increasingly fond of "sweet tea." This is tea made from milk and sugar -- but not the English way. "Sweet tea" stalls were originally run by Indian immigrants so the tea is made in a way not unfamiliar to those who have frequented "chai" shops in India. Tea leaves are boiled up with sweetened condensed milk in large vessels.
Letter from Burma (No. 21) by Aung San Suu Kyi
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