Tea is a necessity


KARACHI: Tea is unarguably and unofficially Pakistan’s national drink as it part of the daily lives of millions of Pakistanis. No breakfast or evening is complete without tea. The rich and poor, old and young, common among all is the shared love for tea. It is firmly embedded in our culture. Families congregate around tea, friends chat over it; it’s the first thing you offer your guests; it’s a favourite ice-breaker; a morning, evening, all-day, everyday beverage that has become a habit we love. Tea is a culture and a tradition. For us, the thickened, sometimes sweetened, concoction is our creation which has strongly remained with us for over 70 years.

Walid Ayub

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2018.

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