YOUniversal Persian Teahouse

Dates and Times:
Monday, August 26th, 2019, 12 PM – 6 PM
Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, 12 PM – 6 PM
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019, 12 PM – 6 PM
Thursday, August 29th, 2019, 12 PM – 6 PM
Friday, August 30th, 2019, 12 PM – 6 PM
Saturday, August 31st, 2019, 12 PM – 6 PM
Food & Drink
Located at Camp:


Again this year, YOUniversal will offer a Persian Tea House - designed by Gregg Fleishman (Temple 2013). For 8 hours each day (noon ‘til 8pm) we will offer desert-friendly drinks, hot and cold, along with exotic sweets and sour treats, and some parlor games and poetry / fortune telling all based on the Persian culture.

PRO TIP: In addition to our daily Teahouse, come by WEDNESDAY NIGHT, when we host an open Persian dinner! We keep serving amazing hot Persian Food, fluffy saffron infused rice with tadeeg, until we are out of food!! Don't miss this truly amazing opportunity to eat yummy Persian food on the playa!!

Since our camp consists of mostly veteran burners of Persian descent, we are really good at two things that can be helpful on the playa, hospitality and fun desert dwelling wisdom. We plan on showcasing both for our fellow burners.

As such the YOUniversal Persian Tea House will include a daily variety of ancient Persian favorites, time tested to do well in a desert setting:

Drinks & Liquids
Persian Tea (optionally with Cardamom)
Sekanjebin - Honey / Vinegar + Mint drink served with lettuce dip
Sharbeteh Albaloo - Sour Elderberry Sherbet
Sharbateh Behleemoo - Quince Lime Sherbet
Dough - Yogurt Drink
Ab-du-khiar - Cold Yogurt, Cucumber, Herbs, Walnuts and Raisins Soup

Sweets & Treats
Sohan - Persian Saffron Brittle
Noon Nokhod-chee - Chick Pea treats
Gaz - Nougat like taffy with pistachos embedded
Baghlava - Persian Baklava
Zulbia / Bamieh - Sugar-Syrupy Dough
Sohan Asali - Persian Almond Brittle
Shirini e Zaban - Persian Puff Pastry
Ranginak - Date and Walnut squares
Lavashak - Sweet or Sour Fruit roll-ups of various kinds

Poetry and Parlor Games
Takhteh Nard - Backgammon
Shat-ranj - Chess
Hokm - Persian Card Game
Hafez Poetry - Fortune Telling
Rumi Poetry Readings