Bazi Tea Jul 1, 2006 2:06:33 GMT -5
Post by pup on Jul 1, 2006 2:06:33 GMT -5
A popular drink in the Tahari and several other select areas, it is drunk in three tiny cups, heavily sugared. Brewed fresh from bazi tea leaves, we can assume the tea itself to be quite strong and smells strong with it own particular scent.
Tea is extremely important to the nomads. It is served hot and heavily sugared. It gives them strength then, in virture of the sugar, and cools them, by making them sweat as well as stimulating them. It is drunk three small cups at a time, carefully measured.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 38
To the oases caravans bring various goods, for example, rep-cloth, embroidered cloths, silks, rugs, silver, gold, jewelries, mirrors, kailiauk tusk, perfumes, hides, skins, feathers, precious woods, tools, needles, worked leather goods, salt, nuts and spices, jungle birds, prized as pets, weapons, rough woods, sheets of tin and copper, the tea of Bazi, wool from the bounding Hurt, decorated, beaded whips, female slaves, and many other forms of merchandise.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 40 e-book.
In turn, from the oases the nomads receive, most importantly, Sa-Tarna grain and the Bazi tea.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 41 e-book.
Tea is extremely important to the nomads. It is served hot and heavily sugared. It gives them strength then, in virtue of the sugar, and cools them, by making them sweat, as well as stimulating them. It is drunk three small cups at a time, carefully.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 41 e-book.
The smell, too, of Bazi tea was clear.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 137 e-book.
“I feared, when first I saw you," said the girl, measuring the tea, from a tiny tin box, "that you had come to carry me off. But, I suppose, had that been Your intention, you would have already done so." She had, in the tent, removed the tan jacket of kaiila hair, with hood. As she bent down, her breasts hung lovely against the cheap rep-cloth of the blue and-yellow-printed blouse. "Perhaps not," I said. Her hand shook, slightly, on the metal box of tea. Her eyes clouded. "You are worked hard here?" I asked. "Oh, yes!" she laughed. "From morning to dark I am worked. I must gather brush and kaiila dung and make fires; I must cook the stews and porridges, and clean the pans and the bowls; I must shake out the mats and sweep the sand in the tents; I must rub the garments and polish the boots and leather; I must do the mending and sewing; I weave; I make ropes; I bead leather; I pound grain; I tend the kaiila; twice daily I milk the she-kaiila; I do many things: I am, much worked." Her eyes sparkled. "I do the work here of ten women," she said. "I am the only female in camp. All unpleasant, light, trivial work devolves upon me. Men will not do it. It is an insult to their strength." She looked up. "You, yourself," she said, "have made me make your tea." "Is it ready?" I asked. I looked at the tiny copper kettle on the small stand. A tiny kaiila-dung fire burned under it. A small, heavy, curved glass was nearby, on a flat box, which would hold some two ounces of the tea. Bazi tea is drunk in tiny glasses, usually three at a time, carefully measured. She did not make herself tea, of course.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 167 e-book.
She lifted the kettle from the fire and, care fully, poured me a tiny glass of tea. I took the glass. "Is your master brutal?" I asked.
Tribesmen of Gor, page 169 e-book
(there are more Quotes re tea in the Tribesmen it also seems when business was being done it was over a cup of tea.)