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Default Mint tea? - 07-23-2012, 08:07 PM

I love Mint tea with or without sugar. It has that beautiful smell which freshens you up.

I use both ready made mint tea in packets and the fresh mint leaves. Anyone else like mint tea?
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Well I like it but little though it is very good for internal system I mean stomach. Its functioning is cleansing the internal body.
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Default 07-23-2012, 08:19 PM

yeah me too. I drink shnai chai on regular basis but try mint tea once or twice a week.

Friend, do Swatis prefer green tea or Qawa?

Pekhawarian kho pa qawe mayan de, lol
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yeah me too. I drink shnai chai on regular basis but try mint tea once or twice a week.

Friend, do Swatis prefer green tea or Qawa?

Pekhawarian kho pa qawe mayan de, lol
No dear we people don't take qawa or shna chai. We like black to the extent. I myself a bigger lover of black tea but green tea does not go down my throat. But if someone make it then I have to take it.
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No dear we people don't take qawa or shna chai. We like black to the extent. I myself a bigger lover of black tea but green tea does not go down my throat. But if someone make it then I have to take it.
Oh, didn't know that. I always thought for some reason that Bar Pashtuns drink more green tea and Lar Pashtuns drink more Qawa, but it just shows you can't generalize.

I guess black tea is popular because Swat has cooler weather than Pekawar?
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Oh, didn't know that. I always thought for some reason that Bar Pashtuns drink more green tea and Lar Pashtuns drink more Qawa, but it just shows you can't generalize.

I guess black tea is popular because Swat has cooler weather than Pekawar?
Yes may be but the consumption of black tea is too much Loll.

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Default 07-24-2012, 07:33 AM

Right now, I love mint tea - I take it even more than green tea. When I was in Afghanistan and Pakistan, last year, I think half the time I was served tea, it was mint tea.

You are right Badmashkhel. It is really refreshing. This morning however, we were getting close to peshmanai پیشمني ending and it meant that I had to tip half my tea .

All day without tea ... hmmm.



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Default 07-24-2012, 10:05 AM

Ice tea is the only tea drink I like.

Make shna chai as you normallly would, except don't fill the glass with hot water; only add enough to cover a teabag.
Let it infuse for a minute, then stir.
Then add cold water and sugar of your choice (5 teaspoons~3-4 tablespoons for me) and refridgerate until you want to drink it.

Black tea, mint tea and any other tea can also be made like this.


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Default 07-24-2012, 12:25 PM

I haven't had mint tea before.

I hate mint leaves.
If I have toorwe, I insist that it has no mint leaves so its just cucumber with watery yoghurt.


The only time I think it's acceptable is when its dried and broken up sprinkled on top of mantu or shola. Otherwise I try to avoid it.


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Default 07-24-2012, 08:50 PM

Here in the gulf order of popularity observed by me:
Karak chai, never heard of it before, but its black tea with thick condensed milk (Indian)
Torchai aka sulaimani - plain Lipton black tea (Arabs)
Shai bil na'na' - black tea + few mint leaves, sugar (Arabs)
Shduchai - Lipton, milk, sugar (Pakistanis)
Moroccan mint tea - hot water and bush of mint (Arabs and others)

Me, live on shinchai, no sugar, but with noklbadami

Interestingly I observed in Jordan, the Bedouin there served me 'shai' or black tea with sage.

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