Sea moss, a species of red algae (Chondrus crispus), is believed to be an excellent reviver and energizer. This bottled drink is a blend of sea moss, sugar, milk and spices, believed to provide energy and vitality, especially for men.
Karkade (كركديه), Western Africans refer to this as Bissap, is red roselle(hibiscus) blossoms produce a delightfully refreshing tea because it contains organic acids, including citric acid. It is prepared by boiling dried sepals of the flower then adding sugar.
Mauritania has a well-developed tea culture, and Chiniese green tea is by far the most popular tea beverage. The word “Atai” or “Ataya” literally means “The tea” in Arabic, and it is usually made of dried green tea, water, lots amount of mint and sugar. Green tea arrived from China in the 15th century in the holds of the Portuguese sailing ships, and was later adopted by the Moors who drank it with a passion. As a guest you are served three times, don’t hesitate to accept this gesture.
Sha’y is a word for tea, alhaleeb is the milk, and maa (bi is also possible) is with. Yemeni milk tea is known as the national drink that has sweet taste. If you want black tea, “Sha’y la alhaleeb” (tea without milk) is choice.