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Is bubble tea taking over Yangon?

Served in small porcelain cups, “laphet yay” is the nation’s signature drink. While Thailand has the street side stores, Britain has its pubs and Italy the piazza, the tea shop is the place where Myanmar people come to chat about politics, their social lives or just to watch the soccer – over a small cup […]

Rangoon Tea House : Taking the Machismo and MSG Out of Myanmar’s Tea Shops

Burmese tea shops are manly joints. The tiny cups of sweet tea, the miniature stools that require some awkward squatting, and even the underage boy waiters that you beckon with kissy sounds—yes, cat calls—might not seem all that outwardly macho, but tea shops are where the men of Myanmar spend a good deal of their […]