The Legend of Lephet


Laphet, a Myanmar traditional fermented tea leaf, has been developed as an ethnic food. It has a very long history in Myanmar. In ancient times fermented tea leaves were used as a peace symbol or peace offering between warring kingdoms. Nowadays, the laphet tray is a main expression of hospitality offering to houseguests. 

Thanks to Khaing Tun (Khine) for this fasciating and informative article.  Click here to download the pdf and read more about The Legend of the Laphet