Everything Stops for Tea

A pot of arabic tea, which families traditionally offer as a greeting to visitors across the Middle East


Syrian refugees still pride themselves on their hospitality

The offering of tea has become a symbol of Arabic hospitality. Upon entering a home, you will always be provided with a brew. Arabic tea (شاي عربي /shay arabiyy) has been the beverage of choice for centuries across the Middle East.

Although Syrian refugees often arrived in Lebanon with nothing, they still uphold the tradition of giving their guests hot sweet tea, always from a pot on a tray with the beverage served in small glass cups.


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