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.