26 Jun
Ever wondered a cup of tea looks like in Turkey? Or Mongolia? Or perhaps even Russia? Well this article will satiate all your curiosi-teas. We’ve compiled a fun list of 15 different kinds of cups of tea, from all over the world. Get your biscuits ready.
FACTS:

1-India – Chai

 

India has a rich and diverse tea history, with traditional masala chai tea being served through South Asia for thousands of years before the tea inustry exploded during the British colonial era.

 

2.South Africa – Rooibos


The Rooibos plant produces a bright red tea, and is found exclusively in South Africa. Typically served on its own without sugar or milk, the tea has a naturally mild and sweet flavour, and is a great before bed cuppa.

 

3.Malaysia – Teh Tarik


Malaysia has perfected the tea needed for all deserts and snacks. Teh tarik is frothed black tea, sugar, and milk served hot. The creamy treat is just right for after a meal or a mid-day treat.

4.Kuwait – Black Infused Tea


A typical afternoon tea in Kuwait infuses black tea leaves with cardamom and saffron for a spicy afternoon pick-me-up. Try this recipe to make your own.

 

5.Japan – Matcha


Matcha is a powdered green tea from Japan using finely ground, high-quality green tea leaves. It’s traditionally used in Japanese tea ceremonies.

6.Britain – English Breakfast


Black tea in the UK can be served on its own or with milk and/or sugar and is taken several times a day. Aim for a golden colour when pouring the milk, and make sure to brew the tea first.

 

7.Tibet – Butter Tea


Tibetan po cha, or butter tea, combines tea, salt, and yak butter. The tea is brewed for several hours to get a bitter taste, then churned with butter and salt directly before serving.

 

8.Morroco – Spearmint Tea


Spearmint is steeped in green tea for this drink, popular in Morocco and across much of North Africa.

 

9.Taiwan – Bubble Tea


Pearl milk tea, aka bubble tea, has become a worldwide phenomenon, but it has its roots in Taiwan. It can be served hot or cold, and typically over tapioca pearls cooked in sugar syrup.

 

10.Thailand – Cha Yen


Cha yen is Thailand’s take on iced milk tea, and it combines condensed milk and brewed Thai Tea Mix.

 

11.Mongolia – Suutei Tsai


Suutei tsai is cooked in a flat pan with milk and salt. The savoury tea is served in a shallow metal bowl with most meals.

 

12.Argentina – Yerba Mate


Yerba mate is a vitamin-packed green tea grown and drunk throughout South America, as well as in Portugal, Lebanon, and Syria. It has a signature smoky flavour and can be served hot or cold.

 

13.USA – Iced Tea


Sweet iced tea is the lifeblood of the American South. Usually made using strong-brewed Lipton tea and sugar, you can add lemon, or a pinch of baking soda for smoothness.

 

 

14.Turkey – Cay


Turkish coffee may be the country’s most famous warm drink, but cay tea is its most popular, served with every meal, and often in between. The black tea doesn’t take milk, but can be served with or without sugar and is usually brewed in a really confusing two-chamber pot.

 

15.Russia – Samovar Tea


For a cup of Russian tea, several types of black leaves are brewed separately and then mixed in the cup. Like Turkey, Russia traditionally uses a multi-chamber pot, called a samovar, with a chamber for water and a chamber for brewing the tea.

 

Enjoyed those pointers? We knew you would.
There are so many uses and types of tea all over the world, which makes every cup a fascinating new journey – from olden days to current times. It’s fascinating how things have evolved, but it still comes down to brewing that perfect cup.
Do feel free to browse our online store for a plethora of teas handcrafted here in India. We’ve picked only the very best for all your steeping needs!
Yours, one cup at a time,
The Karma Kettle Team.