Tea, the most preferred drink in the world after water. With different variations of teas starting from green ,black, white teas till oolong, there are many different methods for brewing them, cultures around the world have come up with many amazingly delicious variants of this aromatic drink.
The following teas are popular throughout the world . Lets have a glance at them:
- Turkish tea: The tea in Turkey is made of two piled up kettles — in which used the water in lower kettle is boiled before filling the top kettle with some of it and infusing tea leaves to make it a very strong tea. The tea is usually served in small glasses with beet sugar (cubes ).
- Karkadé: Popular known for reducing blood pressure . this tea is popular in Egypt and Sudan. And traditional drink at weddings.
- Sweet tea: Popular in America. Sugar or simple syrup is added to black tea while brewing or still hot before the drink is chilled and then served cold. Sweet tea can also be flavored, with the most popular flavors being peach ,lemon and raspberry.
- Matcha: Matcha is a finely grounded powder of high-quality green tea which is mixed with hot water, rather than steeped. While the bitter drink can be served with milk and sugar, it is traditionally drunk at the traditional Japanese tea ceremony .
- Bubble tea: Invented in Taiwan in 1980s which has become a popular drink throughout East and Southeast Asia, as well as North America. Can be made with or without milk, it typically contains green, black or oolong tea as well as add-ins such as puddings, pearls, jelly.
- Maghrebi mint tea: The ethnic drink of the Greater Maghreb region, which includes Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia. Drunk throughout North Africa, parts of the Sahel region, the Arab world , France and Spain, it’s made with strong green tea, boiling water, spearmint leaves and sugar.
- Hong Kong–styled milk tea: Naaihcha(Milk tea) called in Cantonese, is extremely popular in Hong Kong because it is brewed with a mix of different types of black tea before evaporated milk and sugar are added.
- Doodh chai: Doodh means “milk” in Hindi and Urdu, while pati means “leaf,” and doodh chai is a type of South Asian tea(chai) which is made with just those two things and nothing more, aside from any sugar you may want to add. Since no water is added, doodh chai tends to be stronger than saada chai, or the regular tea made with water.
- Kashmiri chai: A type of tea powder known as Gunpowder tea which is a format of green tea gets its name from its resemblance to gunpowder — is brewed to make Kashmiri chai, which includes pinch of baking soda, salt as well as milk. Also known as noon chai, or salt tea because of the salty taste in kashmir valley. Traditionally served with nuts and sugar.