Drinks You Should Know
Shay koshary- loose leaf tea. All day every day. Served "zeeada" (so much sugar), bil-laban (with milk), or bil na3na3 (with mint)
‘Asaab - Sugar cane drink
Manga 3aseer - Mango Juice
Tamer Hindy* - Brown, made from Tamer Hindies
Qamer il-deen* - Thick sweet apricot drink made from dried apricot. Why you would dry a fruit and then make a liquid from it, I have no idea, but it sure tastes good!
Soobia* - A sweet white drink, made from milk and coconut I believe. It's kind of like drinking ice cream.
3er Esous* - A brown-gray drink. I think it’s made from licorice. It tastes like dirt.
Egypt does not only have cafes everywhere that serve cheap tea. Egypt also offers and endless supply of juice bars! You pay for your drink at a little podium out front. Then the man gives you a colored token which you deliver to the bar. Fresh juice is poured into a big pilsner which drink on the street and then return when you're done (you can usually also get it take-away, but that's not as fun).