Most people think of tea as only something that you drink, and in most parts of the world, that is the case. In Burma, however, they have long had a completely different way to enjoy tea. The Burmese have a pickled tea that they call lephet. To make Lephet, tea leaves are first softened, then allowed to cool, then rolled tightly and placed underground to age. Lephet is considered a delicacy in Burma and is mandatory for some important social occasions. The Burmese usually serve it on a tray with the pickled tea in the middle, surrounded by several other garnishes.