May 9, 2010

Pulled tea

 Malaysian teh tarik © Evelyn Howard 2010

A popular local drink in Malaysia is teh tarik (translation: teh is tea and tarik is pulled). The name reflects how the tea is made. This can sometimes be quite a spectacle, with the hand pouring the hot tea extending high over the maker’s head, while the other hand holding a container to receive the tea is placed as low as possible. The continuous pouring of the tea over a distance looks like the tea is being pulled…

Malaysian teh tarik © Evelyn Howard 2010

As a result, the tea is frothy at the top. It’s very sweet, but delicious.

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16 comments:

James said...

I'd like to give it a try. It looks great and I can even see reflections in the bubbles. :)

diane said...

How interesting. I love reading about other's customs.

Kala said...

This drink looks and sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing.

Colleen said...

Looks delicious and sounds like a fun show!

Jayne said...

Mmmm...tea.... :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Looks delicious too.

My Macro is HERE. I do hope you can find time to stop for a visit with me today!

chasity said...

love these...
the shallow depth of field....the subject matter.
really great!

Rebecca said...

I would love to see how they do it.

lisaschaos said...

I've never heard of it. It looks good!

Jay said...

I sometimes pour water onto a teabag from a height - it brews quicker that way, if you make tea in a mug instead of a pot! Mine isn't sweet though. Ugh!

Manang Kim said...

Tea I love that one. It looks like a coffee but excited to know it a tea! Great shot!

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Kiki said...

Very cool...and YUM looks fabulous!! Gorgeous!
Have a happy day!
Kiki~

Oz Girl said...

It not only looks delicious, it sounds deelish! :)

michael mckee said...

Thank you for the explanation. The photos make me want a cup.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee
Coffee hound «Louis» should try this with some KAW-FEE!

Kaori said...

I've seen it done on TV shows and think it's amazing! I'd love to try a cup :D

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