Tea stuff

Remember my comrades, I promised to tell you how they drink tea in Kazakhstan.

Many people sit down and drink tea at least six or seven times a day. Every guest is always offered tea, if not forced to stay and drink some. Tea is almost always consumed hot, as people in Kazakhstan think that drinking cold beverages will make one sick. Kazakhs drink their tea in small wide-mouthed saucers called kasirs that they never fill more than halfway (usually only a quarter full). The intent is that the tea should never get cold, and the passing of the empty cup by a guest or a family member to the woman pouring tea serves as a way to keep them interacting, a way of showing respect. Kazakhs take tea drinking very seriously, and the ritualistic brewing, drinking, passing, and refilling of teacups take on a real rhythm and beauty when observed.

Seriously... I do not make jokes about tea.

Almaty Tea Party

Visiting Boston really had me thinking about throwing a tea party back in Almaty, the capital of my country. Even in America they had two Boston Tea Parties. Why cant' we have one in Kazakhstan? On the pictures it did not look that complicated. http://boston-tea-party.org/pictures/pic_index1.html

I have read that Patriots dressed up as indians for the Boston tea party. This can be a problem - we do not have indians in Kazakhstan. But we have gypsies! They are almost as good. When I was a boy in Kazakhstan I suffered a very bad Gypsy attack. It was no party. But that is another story...

Does Boston Tea Party make sense to you?

At first the idea of the Boston Tea Party did not make sense to Borat. Why should anyone throw away perfectly good tea? In fact, destruction of tea is punishable in Kazakstan by three to five years of socially-productive labor. No sense!

But then I learned that the Party was more like a symbol of what Americans wanted to do with the British. And of course it is better to get caught destroying property than throwing people, even English overboard.

When I was in New York promoting my movie, I stopped by one of those Internet tea houses and look up some information. This is what I found.

"The Boston Tea Party was a direct action protest by the American colonists against Great Britain in which they destroyed many crates of tea bricks on ships in Boston Harbor. The incident, which took place on Thursday, December 16, 1773, has been seen as helping to spark the American Revolution."


Borat and the Boston Tea Party

Hello, Здраствуйте:

My name iz Borat, I am a reporter фром the Republic of Kazakhstan. I am starting this blog to learn more about the event know as the Boston Tea Party. When I decided to write this, my sister Natalya asked me, wy I was so interested in the Tea Парти. Of коурсе one does not have to be a genius to figure it out. Tea is the favorite drink of the Kazakh people. But we do not drink it like the Americans. We drink it from saucers called kasirs (this is a different topic). And of course we like to party ze discotheque.

So, on my last visit to America you know I was trying to find something common between our two cultures (культуры). And I first thought of chickens. Yes chickens, like а bird. But somehow not many of my new American friends shared my enthusiasm for domestic birds or even animals. No even when I told them about my pig, back in Kazakhstan. His name was Igor, but this is also another story...

And then I learned about the Boston Tea Party which many Americans believe to have started the revolution (not the Soviet Revolution though...).

Here I am Borat Sagdiyev starting my quest to learn everything there is to learn about the Boston Tea Party.