Maghrebi Arabic: مزيان، سخون بالزاف Meziane, skhoun b'zef


English - Australia
In the novel, The Sheltering Sky, sexually frustrated Port had been walking around the town of Aïn Krorfa during the night, searching. After many hours, he eventually followed a woman who beckoned to him. In the house, he sat down on a mattress while she prepared tea. And so, at page 146 of the novel:

"She handed him a glass. 'Meziane, skhoun b'zef', she croaked, peering at him in the fading light. He drank half a glassful and filled it to the top with whisky."

Please advise what the woman says. Thanks.
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