Tea for the Tillerman

by Lorenzo Piccoli


In less than four months of flat sharing, Mindo converted me to the art of having tea together at least twice every day.

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Now that I am back in Italy and Mindo moved to a new flat in Porte de Hal I started digging a bit into Tuareg culture. Not much, really, but enough to find out that you should never just drink a tea: it is so much better to have a tea. There are three conditions to have a tea: time, fire, friends. Additionally, it is important to drink always three cups: the first bitter as life, the second sweet as love, the third suave as death. But, as I wrote at the beginning of the post, we were drinking just two cups a day. Also, we did not have a fire and we barely had time. It was still good.

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