Intern’s Choice: Adeni Jews’ Coffee Set

We asked our interns to choose their favourite objects in the museum. Mariam chose a golden tea set which belonged to an Adeni Jewish family who lived in Yemen.

The Port of Aden in Yemen has been the home to a community of Jews for hundreds of years. Tea sets like this was used to make traditional coffees and teas made with a variety  of spices including cardamom and cinnamon.  It was common to serve these hot beverages in both Jewish and Muslim Adeni gatherings and festivals.


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