Tea in Iraq

Video Transcript

(Note: This transcript has been edited for readability.)

"You’re probably going to come into contact with tea. Tea surrounds, tea or coffee [but] mostly tea, surrounds every meeting [and] every function. And so I would be patient with the tea and let them serve the tea, and take the tea, and actually drink the tea before conducting business. If you ask me what one cultural thing do I remember from all my deployment experience, it would be the tea. And the sugarcubes that go in the tea, and it’s a very sweet tea. And my team we always drank the tea, so we got a lot of things done."

In this video, a military service member discusses his experiences with tea in Iraq.