My brother Mohammad travelled to Sri Lanka weeks before we did and when he got back, he bought lots of tea and asked us to buy him some more when we visit.
I teased him by asking ‘what’s so special about their tea, you British wannabe?’. He replies ‘well….. you think what you are drinking in Dubai is tea?’ Me: Ummmm Yes, whats the difference? Anyway doesn’t matter, I’m more of a coffee person. Mohammad’s reply was ‘You will regret saying that *Ate’.
*Ate: [pronounced Ah-Teh] which is a Filipino word to address the older sister/female with respect.
Weeks passed and I had my first morning tea in Sri Lanka and DAMN!! my little brother was right. Tim bullied me the whole entire holiday because I constantly kept drinking tea. We also went to a tea factory which I will blog about separately and I managed to buy 4 packs of Sri Lankan tea.
Yeah!! Yeah!!! I’m officially a tea lover.