to be African, to be Woman, to be Creative, to be Fashionable, to be Intelligible, to be be IMARA

imara by Mshana

This is the canvas and the pages on which I curate and display the life I wish to create for myself and other liminal hu-women like myself. I explore here my passion for fashion, present my literally inspired visual arts, write my visual arts inspired written works, share my linguistics, travel diaries, show my finding comfort in food, and heck, whatever else I feel like... Welcome and enjoy!

Posts in chai
Haas Coffee

Haas Coffee comes highly recommended on Google. It is indeed a beautiful and cosy coffee shop and, I am sure their coffee is great. I lie. I am not sure. I wouldn't know because I don’t drink coffee 😂.

That is why this post isn’t about coffee. It is about tea. Chai tea to be exact. So, what’s my verdict on their chai?

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Café Aroma

First week back home in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and best believe it I am already Chai finding!

The heat in Dar es Salaam is unbearable at the moment so we are all in an everlasting search for the shade and/or air conditioning. Coffee shops are a great place to find both a shade and free air conditioning in Dar es Salaam. So, I just had to enter the first one I could find. Close to where I stay is Cafe Aroma. Any trip to a coffee shop is a chance to try a fresh Chai and today was not going to be any different.

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MUD aka Mudspot

In October, my work took me to New York. New York! The city of lights! Such a fave! Though there are many things to do in New York, this was not the trip for it. Like I said, I was here for work. So, the least I could do in the few days that I was there was to Chai find, and I did. I found Chai at MUD aka Mudspot.

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