DSF to offer a cuppa from various cultures

DUBAI — For the second year running, visitors of Dubai will be able to experience a 'cuppa' from different cultures during the extraordinary 10th year celebrations of DSF 2005.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 28 Dec 2004, 10:54 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:02 AM

The Tea Oasis, which will be located at Al Seef Street, is another unique concept initiated by the DSF organising committee where visitors can experience a variety of customs with regard to the preparation and serving of tea in many different cultures around the world.

An international beverage, the origins of which is suspected to be in China more than 5,000 years back, tea has evolved into more than an afternoon drink. With the intricacies associated with this refreshing beverage in many cultures, the visitors to the Tea Oasis will also get the opportunity to taste tea as it is made in different regions, as well as learn the many nuances associated with tea drinking in different societies.

With 15 kiosks serving different types and origins of tea and coffee from pure Egyptian, Moroccan, Indian, Sri Lankan and Chinese green tea to herbal and flavoured teas, the varieties of teas served is set to tempt one and all. The kiosks of internationally-reputed brands, which will carry the respective brand names of the tea companies, would serve, display and sell their products for the public.

"Introduced during the Dubai Shopping Festival 2004, the concept of 'Tea Oasis' proved to be a major crowd puller. What turned out to be a hugely popular event, the Tea Oasis attracted over 10,000 visitors within four days of opening, and the number of visitors was monumental at the end of the Festival," says Ahmad Al Zaabi, DSF Events Coordinator and Head of Al Seef Street Committee.

"To be open from 4pm to midnight, the Tea Oasis is a great activity to present to the multicultural revellers of DSF as the beverage has become an international drink crossing geography and demographics," he said.

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