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