Chewing Gat in Jerusalem

Today I went to Machane Yehuda, the Jewish market in Jerusalem to try and find some gat from a Yemenite store, the stimulant chewed in Yemen on a massive scale. I didn’t have high expectations, because the lack of a multimillion-dollar-a-day habit in Israeli society would probably mean the quality wouldn’t be to Sana’a standards.

This is what I found.

This was 30 shekels, or about 8 bucks.

This is crap gat.

To be sure, of the above pic, only the leaves in the bowl were chewable:

Washed and ready.

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~ by Josh on September 5, 2008.

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