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Tea traditions in different countries: vsegda_tvoj

It would seem that tea and tea — what’s special about it? But tea, like national cuisine, each country has its own characteristic features. Check these pics, they are really worth considering!

Match (in Japanese sounds like matcha) green tea, powdered. This type of tea traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremony.

India has its own rich and diverse history of tea. Traditional tea masala for few millenniums were shipped through South Asia before tea industry has developed in the territory of the British colonies.


In the UK black tea served with milk and sugar and drink several times a day. Who has not heard about the traditional “five o clock”?

Perhaps, Turkish coffee and famous all over the world, but in fact, hot tea is much more popular there. Drink it with every meal and even in between meals. Black tea in Turkey is served without milk but with sugar, the taste.

Traditional Tibetan oil tea (“cha Bo”) served with salt and butter. To achieve a more rich and bitter taste, the tea is brewed and infused within a few hours. Oil and salt are added to the tea just before serving.

Tea with fresh mint leaves incredibly popular in Morocco and much of North Africa. There are lots of recipes for mint tea.

Famous in Hong Kong iced tea and milk there is also called “stocking tea” because its color resembles the color of silk stockings, and this is no joke. To make it well-chilled used black tea, condensed milk and ice.

The popular “bubble” milk tea known to the world, but it is his homeland Taiwan. It can be served both hot and cold, usually together with tapioca pearls in sugar syrup.

United States Of America

Sweet iced tea is the lifeblood for residents of the southern United States. Usually it is served with sugar, a slice of lemon or a pinch of baking soda to obtain a delicate foam.

In Russia tea is brewed a few different varieties, which are then mixed in a Cup. Traditionally, the tea used in Russia is the samovar.

Masala is popular not only in India. In Pakistan he is also the main component of a traditional afternoon tea.

Traditional Thai tea is served chilled with condensed milk and ice.

The Chinese have a great many varieties and methods to brew the tea. Different teas require a special approach to cooking, and only following the rules, you can get the rich taste and aroma.

Egypt is a major importer of tea, and its inhabitants used to drink unsweetened black tea throughout the day. Hibiscus (China rose) is often served at Egyptian weddings.

Mongolian Suutei tea served with milk and salt.

Kenya is not only one of the largest exporters of tea, but its consumers too. In the country are mainly growing different varieties of black tea.

Mate — green tea, popular in South America, Portugal, Lebanon and Syria. Special tea has a deep aroma and can be served both hot and cold.

South Africa

Rooibos — the red tea variety growing exclusively on the territory of South Africa. Possessing a fine delicate flavor, it is usually served without milk and sugar.

In Qatar really like strong tea with milk — Karak. Black tea leaves brewed in water, then add milk and sugar, evaporated and brewed a second time.

A Moorish version popular in North Africa mint tea has its own unique ritual. This tea is drunk in three stages, each successive batch of tea a little sweeter than the previous one. So, starting to drink bitter tea, you drink it sweet.

Malaysians have perfected the traditional milk tea. Tea Teh tarik is made from black tea, whipped with milk and sugar until you get foam. This tea with a delicate creamy taste perfect for afternoon tea.

Traditional afternoon tea in Kuwait is brewed from black tea leaves with cardamom and saffron. Try this recipe if you want to know its taste.