pickled tea leaf salad

Bayin pickled tea leaf

Today’s afternoon tea is rather special; it’s pickled tea leaf salad (laphet thote). Finding pickled tea leaf is not always easy. In my cookbook, I mentioned¬†laphet can usually be purchased from a Myanmar (Burmese) supplier but now it’s available from Bayin; a social enterprise based in Ireland. I received my precious jars of Pickled Tea…

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tea time treats

pickled tea leaves

Tea is not only drunk in Burma, it is also eaten. Laphet thote is one of my favourite snacks, a salad made with pickled tea leaves and an assortment of crispy nibbles.

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