Kashmiri Chai. Tibetan Yak Butter Pu-erh. Cha Manao. There's an enormous range of traditional tea
drinks from around the world. Learn about different drinks' origins, flavors and more with this guide to international tea drinks.
: A Japanese tea drink made with a pu-erh-like black tea
and eaten alongside snack foods like pickles or fried tofu
: A relatively new Taiwanese tea drink made with smoothie-like, frothed tea made with milk, fruit and/or other ingredients; it may also include cubes or spheres of tapioca, agar agar or other jelly-like substances, in which case it is also known as "Tapioca Pearl Tea" or "Boba Tea"
: A variation on Thai Iced Tea
made with lime juice instead of condensed milk
: See "Thai Tea
: See "Masala Chai"
Hong Kong Milk Tea
: A.k.a. "Pantyhose Milk Tea
," Hong Kong Milk Tea is a combination of black tea and sweetened condensed milk that is popular in Hong Kong.
: A Japanese tea paste from the Fukui Prefecture made with corn powder or soba powder and bancha tea
: A variation on classic Masala Chai
made with green tea and a somewhat different spice balance
: A fermented sweet tea
drink that originated somewhere in Asia and recently became a trendy health drink in the U.S.
: An Indian blend of black tea, sugar, milk and regionally varying spice mixtures
: A Japanese powdered green tea that is traditionally whisked into tea
; it can also be blended into green tea smoothies or green tea lattes
, or used as an ingredient in foods
: A Japanese New Years "tea" from the Kyoto region made with umeboshi plums
and kombu seaweed
Pantyhose Milk Tea
: See "Hong Kong Milk Tea"
: A sweetened, iced black tea drink that is popular in the Southeastern United States; although many variations exist, it's typically made with teabags, lemon juice and refined sugar
Tapioca Pearl Tea
: Also known as "Boba Tea," this smoothie-like tea drink contains pieces of tapioca or other jelly-like substances that are drunk through a wide straw. It became popular in Taiwan during the 1980s.
: A mixture of tea, juice, sugar, spices and (sometimes) alcohol that was popularized in Europe, but was probably based on a similar Indian fruit punch
: Also known as "Malaysian Pulled Tea," this mixture of black tea and evaporated milk is poured back and forth between two pots until it is light and frothy.
: A blend of powdered, spiced black tea, sugar and evaporated milk; it may be served hot or iced
Tibetan Yak Butter Tea
: A boiled mixture of yak butter and pu-erh