Long Arms Of The Draw

It’s Teh Tarik – the “pulled tea” – don’t call the police !

Traditionally, the local coffeeshop uncles would pour hot milk tea from one “koleh” (a tumbler) into another,  while simultaneously  drawing them apart, with the tea streaming from the upper container held high up, into the lower container.   This was repeated several times.  The tea stream must have been at least 1 metre long.     I had been told that it was to cool down the tea, so that it would not scald the lips of the drinker.   But some say, the resulting frothy foam made the tea taste special – hype or truth ?

Anyway, my arms ain’t very long, and yet if I were to try out this tarik process, I would need a big pail at the lower end to catch the stream without spilling.

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