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Glassy red-brew and tea biscuits, there’s nothing quite like an Egyptian cup of shai. Ever since its introduction by the British in the 16th century, tea has become a staple of the Egyptian household; kitchens are lined with loose-leaf variants, Shai El Aroosa tea-bags, and traditional crystal glasses made just for its enjoyment. A classless drink, one found across the country. While some enjoy it with a side of mastic shisha, others will dip butter biscuits into their brew and…