Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tea Boys

One of the rare perks of working in India is being served tea at the desk by (more or less) cute tea boys on a regular basis.



I did not dare to take a picture of the tea boy actually serving the tea, since I have to sign every morning that I'm not carrying a camera on the premises; and since I have been almost arrested twice here in India for taking photos at 'inappropriate' places. Thus here only a picture of the served tea in this lovely cup with alpine flower motives.

7 comments:

Dr Mandragora said...

Almost arrested for taking photos? Wow. That is crazy. You are going to have to share those experiences with us one day.

Mr. Urs said...

@Dr Mandragora... One time it was in the Mysore Palace, where a tour-guide finked on me. The second time was a lovely 'park' which turned out to be the entrance of an arms manufacturer. Both time I could escape arrest thanks to Indian colleagues who argued about half an hour with the guards.

Captastro said...

So, was the tea as tasty as the tea boy? ;)

naturgesetz said...

I see you take some milk in your tea. I rarely drink tea now, but I used to put a splash of milk in it, because I read somewhere that milk "fixes the tannin" which I think means it doesn't stain your teeth so much. It also takes away the astringency.

Mr. Urs said...

@Captastro... well at least as sweet as...

@naturgesetz... Indians don't just add milk to the tea. They cook the tea in milk, which gives it also a different taste.

Daniel said...

Honestly, the colour of the tea isn't that tempting. I bet it tastes way better.

Have fun, don't go get yourself arrested. :) If you do, don't forget snap pics of the incident as well lol

Love
Daniel

Gauss Jordan said...

Interesting perk. ;-)