Photographer's Note

The only sweet food that you can get in desert is the tea, called "keskes" in Hassanian language. It is made with leaves of green tea, imported from china, with a lot of sugar (and mint leaves if taken into an oasis).

The tea is the first thing to be prepared in the sand when you arrive somewhere, with few charcoal pieces or in case it is possible real little branches. It is amazing to see that the temperature of the water is always perfect (not too cold, not too hot)
Such a traditional little tea pot is enough for 4 persons , but it will be served many times.

While one person is preparing the tea, the other ones are taking care of the animals, because of course, you always try to stop the caravan in a place where they can eat the local herbs called "sba".

I was fascinated by this ritual and secular preparation (3 times a day actually multiplied by 3 pots a time at minimum, more if the mood is good) and I took few other pictures detailing the preparation that I will try to post.

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