The Mulberry Tales…

Unlike the lazy bum Reeta Skeeter is now, she was found to be quite active as a child. *Sigh*
You know, the kinds who would go for a swim for four hours at a stretch… The kinds who’d absolutely loathe the afternoon siesta…
In the afternoons she would be out playing tennis against the wall or gathering Mulberries that fell from the tree if she was playing on the clay court…
*Playing Jaane Kahan gaye wo din… Ok Ok no more drama now*
Yes, that was what triggered this Childhood flashback: Mulberries.

For, I had them after long the other day.

The sweet, tangy, juicy fruit of the red Mulberry dissolves itself at the touch of the tongue, and unleashes a flavour that has a charm not worthy of words. It can only be tasted. It is known to the Hindi, Arabic speaking population as Shahtoot (Shah=King, Toot=Mulberry) or King’s Mulberry and is available in Delhi in two varieties, namely White Mulberry and Red Mulberry.

The Red one is deep red and has a tinge of purple. However, I fail to understand why the White Mulberry is called so, as it starts from being pale yellow in colour and ripens to acquire a soothing green coloured skin. Red, is my favourite as it has a naughty tangy flavour. And it leaves red stains, if you drop it somwhere. The green one (or white or whatever you may call it) oozes sweetness and is a pleasure for those with a sweet tooth.
Oh yeah, there is a Mulberry Tea available too! More about it when I lay my hands on it πŸ˜‰

0 thoughts on “The Mulberry Tales…”

  1. I remember the day I was coming back from a meeting and there’s this lady selling mulberries right below my CP office.

    For a few minutes, I just forgot I had work to get back to; such is the lure of red mulberries.

  2. D: hehe nicey…acha lagta hai na soch ke? yeah I know about shakes…how about kulfi πŸ˜‰
    Crazy: Nahi re…It indeed exists!
    Aye Aye: nice…shabaash! lage raho!
    gonecase: So that I can keel you one day πŸ˜›
    Simran: Indeed they are luring πŸ™‚ Grab a few this summer…
    siropdevanille: πŸ˜€ Ok lemme find the tea and will share with you πŸ™‚
    dRoZzY: hmm… πŸ™‚ hehe@ increasing comment count…ty
    K M F: thanks πŸ™‚ glad you liked…

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