1 August 2010 by sinopop

Coffee, Chai, West China

Traveling out West, tea migrated to bowls, and as we approached the Ottoman Empire, the coffee seemed easier to find than a dish of home-style tofu. Here are a few of my favorite images from this daily ritual, Western-China style.



upstairs tea



more coffee

mian tang

From top down:

Khotan’s Sunday Market, tea and lamb buns
Aram Tea/Coffee house, Khotan
A traditional Uyghur teahouse in Kashgar’s old town
Street tea, served a la mutton kebab
Salted Yak butter tea served by our Kirgiz hostess
“COFFEE” in Urumqi
Noodle broth in cups, Urumqi

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Ann Says:

Lovely photos — what did the yak butter tea taste like? Please share more pix from your trip. I want to do some armchair traveling!

4 August 2010 at 12:18 AM |

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