About a week ago, I went to Saida with some friends; we walked on the corniche, and took a look at the beautiful castle.
Don’t know if you’ve been there lately, but there’s a chain of cafés all along the way facing the castle.
We decided to have a cup of tea before heading back to Beirut.
There was the menu, with all kinds of appetizers, beverages… with the prices specified and clear.
Since we've been willing to try something new, we opt-in for the traditional Tea not the one in bags!!
The tea was here, waited till it gets a bit cold to be able to drink it. But it was really, really bitter. No matter how much sugar you add, it’ll stay bitter.
It was the time to pay the bill and leave.
The waiter said: “add ma baddkoun”! (As much as you wish to pay!)
I didn’t hear that, so I gave him an amount X, and he left without coming back.
So this is when I had the most expensive cup of bitter tea!!