Besides being the most consumed beverage in the world, tea also outranks other beverages for being the healthiest drinks. There are plenty of benefits that we could get from drinking tea. We also enjoy its variations with different twists and flavors.
Traditional tea is never out of style, but the generation of today loves to make old-style into something that could fit into this time. One of the examples is these unique variations of tea from all around the world. You’ll be surprised that there are such tea concoctions that even exists.
Milk Tea of Hong Kong
Milk tea has been famous, even on the other side of the world. However, the Hong Kong milk tea, which is known for Cantonese as si mut naai cha has its unique way of producing it. The name itself suggests uniqueness, which means “pantyhose tea” that is taken from how it is produced.
As the name suggests, the tea and milk were strained to a staining sock similar to a stocking. Well, the inviting taste of the si mut naai cha does not only come from the straining sock but also the effort put into it to brew. It took at least 20 minutes to strain the milk and tea repeatedly to achieve the required taste. It is what commonly people look for whenever they visit tea restaurants or fast food joints.
Thai Tea of Thailand
From Hong Kong, let’s explore Thailand’s famous Thai tea. Chinese refugees in the mid-1900s brought their indulging culture of tea making in Thailand. Its the beginning of the Thai people to develop their own kind of tea culture called cha yen (Thai tea).
Thai tea is usually served in a tall glass containing a unique mixture of black tea, condensed milk, sugar along with spices such as tamarind, star anise, and orange blossom. The sweetness and a little twist of spicy flavor made it refreshing, especially if served cold as ice.
Bubble Tea of Taiwan
Alright, I know you may have tasted one of this somewhere in the nearby tea store since it has really become famous lately. Bubble tea is also called boba tea, which is composed of a traditional mix of tea, sugar, and powdered milk. However, the best part of bubble tea is the bubble or the pearls of tapioca. The tapioca balls make it more exciting to drink it as you feel the starchy flavor and sweetness altogether.
Noon Chai of India
You have been mesmerized by the bubbles in the tea of Taiwan, but wait until you know Noon Chai of India, which is surprisingly on its pink color. Yes! Pink colored tea. The noon chai has its secret ingredient called baking soda, not a secret anymore, though. The baking soda makes it color pink, but it's not the only thing that makes it unique, noon means a salt which indicates that noon chai includes salt. Along with the baking soda and salt are milk, a mix of spices and pistachios.
Cheese Tea of Taiwan
The color pink tea of India seems odd, but the innovation of Taiwan, which includes cheese in the tea is oddly interesting. Imagine a cup of different kinds of tea topped with creamy cheese, foamy milk, and additional salt, it looks mouth-watering. It might taste as good as it sounds too.
Yay! That all the tea we’ve got for you now. We hope that you could try those unique concoctions of tea from different sides of the world. If you are fond of coffee, check out our article for different variations of iced coffee in the world that you should probably try.