A Thousand Cups of Tea: Among Tea Lovers in Pakistan and Elsewhere in the Muslim World

ISBN : 9780199406678

Jurgen Wasim Frembgen
108 Pages
210 x 275 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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A Thousand Cups of Tea, is a journey through the production, preparation, and consumption of tea from North Africa to South Asia. With deep insights into diverse habits, customs, preferences, and traditions surrounding this practise, the author delves into painting a cross-cultural panorama of a simple activity through detailed vignettes and historical anecdotes based on personal observations and thorough ethnographic research.


Relaxation and Stimulation
Tea-A Daily Delight
Brief History of Tea
Which Kind of Tea?
The Healing Power of Tea
The Art of Preparing Tea
Tastes differ
Rituals of Hospitality
Shall we Meet for Tea?
Moroccan Mint Tea
Tea around the Clock in Cairo
Al-Nofara Cafe in Damascus
The Tea Gardens of Istanbul
Enjoying Tea in Iran
Afghan Teahouses
Among 'Teaholics' in Pakistan
Kashmiri Tea in Winter
Tea everywhere in India
Literary Teahouses on the Internet

About the author: 

Dr Jurgen Wasim Frembgen is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. He has taught Anthropology and Islamic Studies at various universities in Germany and Austria. He has written extensively on the cultures of the Eastern Muslim world between Iran and India, focusing primarily on Pakistan. Since 1981 he has been conducting ethnographic fieldwork in the Karakoram, Indus Kohistan, Punjab, and Sindh. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at the Quaid-i-Azam University in Islamabad(National Institute of Pakistan Studies); National College of Arts in Lahore; and Ohio State University in Columbus, USA. He recently retired from his position as Senior Curator at the Museum Funf Kontinente in Munich. Dr Frembgen has more than 130 English and German language publications to his credit.

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