Tea Shop Culture in Myanmar

Regardless of where you go in Myanmar, the open air tea shops, with their low tables and stools could be found throughout all corners of the country. It is traditionally mostly the meeting place for men of varying ages discussing politics, commenting the news of the day, concluding business deals, sharing their experiences and telling jokes while sipping tea.

The typical way of making the tea here in Myanmar is quite common but the expertise lies on how one tea maker would blend the tea for consistency and uniformity of the flavors and sweetness from black tea, condensed milk and fresh evaporated milk.

It may be overwhelming to visit a local tea shop with bustling customers, but this moment of having hot sips of tea, while observing people pondering their days’s affairs would make your trip.