Teh Tarik

Teh = tea
Tarik = Pull
Price = RM 1.20 to 2.00
depending on the place.


Hot bubbling tea.

Among hot beverages of Malaysia, it is considered as national drink.

It is served hot and prepared in a similar way we prepare coffee in south, pulling it from one tumbler to another. But do you see something strange in this photo ?

Look again !
There are some ice cubes in the saucer !
I broke my head thinking why so. When something is served boiling hot, why the bottom is being cooled?

I tried to ask but since I was dealing with absolute locals all through my trips, language was a major barrier. And sign language is not always as effective as we want it to be. 🙂

Most of the times, answer of ‘why’ will be given as answer to ‘what’.
Probably Anjuli can help here. 🙂
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14 thoughts on “Teh Tarik

  1. My hubby says the ice cubes on the plate to cool down the teh tarik- without making it cold. He said when he was growing up in Malaysia it was a common thing for them to put ice cubes on the plate just to take off the boiling hot edge. 🙂
    .-= anjuli´s last [post] ..Rocky Mountain High- March 15th 2010 =-.

  2. the above hot & the below cold has two different tastes .. u can try this at home with ur cofee or tea !!

  3. Anjuli,
    Now, that’s called an answer coming from the expert !

    I was also thinking on that cooling thing but no one could tell me so. I think I need to learn the language now.

    When I couldn’t get an answer there, there was only one name in my mind and you know who was that. 😀

    Do you know, I have been a keen observant of these things wherever I go and like to share these intricacies with my people back home?
    .-= Nisha´s last [post] ..Teh Tarik =-.

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