Everyone pours a steaming mug full, more sugar is available for those that have a sweet tooth, it is considered quite strange that westerners often do not take sugar in hot drinks, when you share a cup of tea with a Masai, the spoon almost stands up in the cup as they heap 6, 7, 8 heaped tablespoons full of sugar into the mug before it is sweet enough!
The tea is still scorching but once it has cooled down enough to drink it is absolutely delicious, it is a meal in itself, filling, satisfying and very tasty. Many mugs are consumed one after the other until you are full and the flask is empty. Tea is cooked daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and there is usually some in the flask for visitors who turn up unannounced. Come and share a cuppa with Safari Joe, the flask is full!