10 Tea Types by 10 Countries

I would like to recommend 10 types of tea around the world, so that everyone can experience 10 different styles of tea from around the world … for anyone interested in trying to make it at home It’s not that …

1. Japanese Tea
One of the most famous teas in Japan is Matcha Green Tea which is made from green tea leaves. Caused by the farmers using bamboo mats to shed tea To reduce the amount of light Until the tea tree produces more chlorophyll to try to synthesize food From the tea leaves, it is then ground into a powder by using a stone mill. Which makes the shape of the powder special And create a special fragrance Chiao Ma Considered an important component of the Japanese way of life Even though there was a tea ceremony, a complex pattern and procedure called Chanoyu.

2. Morocco tea
Morocco receives tea culture from the Crimean War. In the battle British tea merchants who buy tea from China Can not trade as usual Because both Russia, Ottoman, France and the Baltic countries Were both busy with the battle until they forgot to trade Causing tea merchants to find new buyers And ended in northern Africa, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, called the Greater Maghreb, which accepted tea Until creating their own tea culture And eating a new tea called Maghrabi Mint Tea or “Moroccan tea”.

Strangeness Not in the tea Because tea is an ordinary tea from China But the strange thing is to put spearmint leaves (sometimes put peppermint into the mixture into doublemint tea) into a glass of tea to add aroma And the unique tea flavor, unlike traditional tea makers, must be men And is the head of the family only Will pour at least 3 glasses of mint leaves into a symbol of hospitality.

3. Pakistan tea
Pakistani or Indian tea (from the same culture) is called “Masala chai” or can be translated as “Mixed-spiced tea” – Mixed spices tea This Pakistani tea Mainly use black tea leaves from Assam And mixed with many Indian spice ingredients, such as cardamom, anise, coriander seeds Again

Currently, Masala Chai tea is known around the world. In the form of black tea boiled with milk Westerners applied to become the “Tea Latte” tea. But in fact, Pakistani tea must have the sweetness of palm sugar. (Not sugar from sugarcane). The intense oiliness of fresh milk And the aroma of spices Pakistani people eat tea often, averaging 4 glasses per day, and use cheap tea. Called CTC “Cut-Tear-Curl”, which means cheap instant tea from industrial plants.

4. England tea
Surprisingly, England is not a country that produces tea. Did not have the basic culture related to tea before But colonization Made England open for the ancient culture of the country in the colony Until becoming a culture “afternoon tea” or Afternoon tea that is well known around the world Which occurred in the 19th century in the upper and middle classes Is the mark of the person who has the status to eat (Because the working class people would eat with dinner as “High tea” instead).

The British people will eat at about 4 o’clock in the evening by pouring boiled tea into the pot in a glass. Before mixing sugar and milk, the color of the tea is “golden”. When eating, eat with bread or scone. Apply butter and jam. Or eat with biscuits To dip into the tea to weaken Until it is something that people are familiar with.

5. Taiwan tea
A small country like Taiwan Create a novelty for tea by thinking of “Sago” boiling big grain sugar into tea, which first occurred in Taichung by the Chu Shui Tang tea shop in the 1980s to add both flavor. And increase the interest of eating tea to spread around the world, not just in Asia, but even the western heads of gold are still fascinated by the interesting and exotic flavors of the “pearl milk tea” palace This is really not Taiwan. The word bubble is used to convey the bubbles caused by shaking of tea.

Bubble tea or Pearl milk tea of Taiwan At present, there is still hot to eat. Originally the sago seed or “pearl” is white. But later one of the competitors of the original tea shop Think of turning black In order to attract more consumers Until making the pearl tea look like the present.

6. South Africa tea
South African tea doesn’t have black or green, but red! This type of tea, called Rooibos or Bush tea, is made from the redbush tree, which grows well in the Western Cape on the southwest coast of South Africa, originally colonized by black tea brought from the mother land. Until he saw the natives climb the cliffs and cut the leaves of the bush on him Before being smashed and dried to make a drink Therefore do some experiments And became a favorite And one symbol of South Africa as of today.

Rooibos tea is naturally red. Not popular with milk or sugar. Because it has a sweet taste in itself With the softness of the flavor Plus no caffeine Therefore suitable for eating before bedtime Is one of the best natural sleeping pills If you want to add sweetness Suggest to use honey instead of sugar.

7. Russia tea
Russia did not know “tea” from the beginning. Originally there were Cosossac people traveling from Russia to China and Central Asia. Then learned about the drink called “tea” for the first time in the 15th century, even the word “tea” in Russian Also received from Mandarin Chinese “Cha” (8) but tea culture Reached the highest point in Russia When Peter the Great brought the “Samovar” or two-tiered tea machine from Holland Including many new customs Which includes how to eat tea as well.

Current Russian tea Still considered as one of the moments of business negotiations Compromise Is a sign of “open mind”, showing friendship Trusting the other party By inviting to come to the house to drink tea And chatting from the evening to the middle of the night Russian people drink tea as much as the Italian people drink coffee. Drinking often is eaten with a solid crustacean called “Sushki” (hanging in the shape) or a Russian mashmallow “Zefir” (sweets White on the far right) while drinking tea Often put fruit jam into the tea People and tea together before drinking.

8. Argentina tea
Many of you may have never known that Latin American people know tea And eat tea for a long time Tea that is popular in this area Especially in Argentina, named Mate (Mate). Originally the ancient tribe considered this tea Mate as a drink for the gods. Later in the 16th century, Spanish colonists met Mate tea and were widely planted by Catholic missionaries of the Christian Church. Causing this type of tea to become known throughout Latin America.

Mate tea is made from the leaves of the Yerba Mate tea tree, which is dried, shredded and ground into powder. Time to drink will put the tea into the “gourd ball” (called mate or guampa) before pouring hot water. Leave for a moment Before using a tube made of silver called bombilla, which has a hole on the other side is the tea filter inside. Sucking the tea’s water by leaving the tea waste in the cup is considered an advanced technology of civilization. The tea drink in Latin is really old.

9. Malaysia Tea
Malaysia’s famous tea Should be the tea that Thai people are most familiar with … yes, Malaysia national Which we are talking about, called Teh Tarik, which can be translated directly that “Shakak”, the name is already said that this tea is cooked by “twitching” tea several times to mix the ingredients in 2 tea utensils, namely black tea with sweetened condensed milk and / or fresh boiled milk. Air Until the tea is homogeneous And there are bubbles floating above Along with the style that invites him to say that the tea will spill into the tea maker and the audience. This method of seizures Not just calling attention to people wanting to drink tea only But also reducing the temperature of the hot tea maker to fit the drink as well.

Teh Tarik Malaysia is born from the displaced Indian Muslims working in the Malay Peninsula. Set up cheap tea kiosks for rubber tapping workers in the rubber plantations. Until now, people will prefer to eat in the morning. Served with Roti Canai as a national breakfast of Malaysia. Teh Tarik is usually eaten hot. Not like the cold tea of our house.

10. Tibet tea
Tibetan tea called Po Cha or “Butter tea” is a tea that people in the Himalayas know well. The composition of this type of tea is butter, which traditionally does not use butter from cows, but from their native animals called Yak or yak. ​​The milk of Chamari is rich in fat, can make butter more than cow’s milk. 3 times when eating Tibetan tea Will pour the boiled tea for about half a day, put in a tea spinning cylinder Who prepared salt and Yak butter and then lifted the piston up-down Until the tea is mixed together until it looks like stew or oil, so it is considered acceptable.

Tibetan tea is indispensable for people in this area. The animal shepherds may drink as much as 40-60 cups per day because of the hot tea that is full of fat like this. Will help prevent the mouth from cracking Including giving warmth to the body to live on the high mountain peak Eating Tibetan tea The host will fill the cup every time the guest drinks each gulp. To allow guests to drink tea from the full cup at all times, so the best way If we don’t want to drink again, don’t drink from the full cup. And let the iced tea in the cup The host will not be angry. That we don’t make the tea cup empty.

As we have known “tea” in all 10 different countries, we know that tea for some countries Not a simple matter Just pick up a tea bag in a glass and add hot water only. For some cultures Even though there is a specific tradition to train Some have special equipment that needs to be used. In order to drink tea with the best taste Because tea for them Not just a drink, but it is his way of life and relaxation.

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