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Fermented or Pickled Tea Leaf Salad

October 24, 2010


  1. Lahpet. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  2. Phet Thote (Fermented Tea Salad) Recipe

Lahpet, also spelt laphet, is Burmese for fermented or pickled tea. Burma is one of very few countries where tea is eaten as well as drunk. Its pickled tea is unique in the region, and is not only regarded as the national delicacy but plays a significant role in Burmese society.[1] Its place in the cuisine of Myanmar is reflected by the following popular expression:

“Of all the fruit, the mango’s the best; Of all the meat, pork’s the best; Of all the leaves, lahpet’s the best”.
Politics Lahpet was an ancient symbolic peace offering between warring kingdoms in the history of Myanmar, and is exchanged and consumed after settling a dispute.