We have made a list of what tea looks like in 10 different countries. You can find the recipes for all of these types of tea and the bottom of the page.
The Moroccan tea is an important part to the North African culture. Although the female is dominantly known to work in the kitchen, the male of the house fills the duty in tea making - the preparation is the tea is vital and because of that the male figure wants to create superiority from this treasured beverage. The Moroccan mint tea is known nationally for its refreshing combination of mint and tea. It is commonly known to be a heavily sweetened drink which is poured from a height. Noticeably, milk is not an option and refusing a tea when offered is considered ignorant.
The Tibetan tea can also be called “butter tea” or to the Tibetan troops “po cha”. Originally, Tibetan imported their tea from China but by the 60’s their knowledge had expanded and they were able to grow their own tea bushes. It has a very long, complicated process and certainly is an acquired taste, it is rather salty than sweet. The tea which is commonly used throughout Tibetan is called “Pemagul” which is a special black tea. The tea, before hand, comes in a large bulk form and involves crumbling off pieces off to boil. This can take several hours to boil. Once it is fully boiled - we add this liquid which is called chaku to our boiling water. Finally, Tibetans add the butter and milk from yaks in their tea (yes they use both!) and that’s where they get the name “butter tea”
English tea is a symbolic beverage in England and was a game changer in the 16th century. Compared to most other countries, English tea includes simple ingredients and has a very easy process to making it. Typically; you place the tea bag in the cup, add sugar (if you have it) and let it brew in hot water for roughly 2-3 minutes. Once you have let it brew, you take the tea bag out and add milk. If you have ever heard the term “builders tea” - the English created this term. It basically means a stronger tea with very little milk. The fascination of fruit and herbal teas across England has grown but is still not as popular as a traditional English tea.
As we all know, America is rather hot. Unlike the English, who prefer a hot cup of tea, the Americans LOVE iced tea and can’t seem to get enough of the stuff. While hot tea is still an option in America 85% of the population drink their tea iced. When you receive your drink, it will most likely come with a complimentary slice of lemon or a drizzle of honey. If you prefer milk in your tea, it will most likely be milk instead. The cream is thinner than your dessert cream but still thicker than milk. However, attempting to get an “English tea” will be more difficult than said. Mainly fruit and iced teas are served throughout the USA.
India is one of the largest tea producer aside China and is famous for beverages including Assam tea and Darjeeling tea. They also refer to their tea as Chai. Compared to other tea beverages across the globe, India has a made a twist to their beloved brew with the combination of ginger; not only is it a popular drink, it is also used as a medicine for sore throats and sinus problems. The process has 5 steps, which are pretty easy, but does require some time preparing.
Thai tea is very much like American tea - Iced. However it does have some noticeable differences. Thailand used to import tea from other countries before Northern mountain tribes discovered Camellia Assamica trees. This was an extraordinary find for local farmers as back then importing tea was expensive. Surprisingly this is a pretty easy beverage to make and unlike America it tastes and looks more like a cup of tea rather than an iced fruit drink but, they do include spices and have a specific type of tea leaves.
Russian tea reflects very much on the Russian culture and stereotypical traditions of Russia. There are two types of their beloved beverage a non-alcoholic version and a alcoholic version of this drink. Both drinks are made nearly the same way however without the alcohol. Although everybody knows the Russians favourite is a shot of vodka - this beverage includes a dark rum, much like bourbon. I have attached a link below on how you can make this.
The history behind the Japanese tea is much like China's and if you are a green tea fan you might already know that the Japanese and Chinese brought in green tea. It is worshiped more so in Japan for its inviting colours and flavours. Unlike the majority of us, who buy it already in tea bags the Japanese have a delicate way of making their green tea which is also known as Matcha. The process is rather simple with 4 easy steps.
Unlike a lot of the other teas we have looked at across the world - Eastern European countries have a very unique type of tea. The thing which makes this type of tea more different from others is the container and method of drinking the tea, however the process does have its own unique aspects. When it actually comes down to drinking the tea it involves using a metal straw - the flavour is a combination of green tea and tobacco leaves which gives off a delightful natural taste.
Being a hot country, hot tea is a rare order in a cafe. Like other hot countries we have mentioned they are more towards a refreshing iced tea however unlike the other countries, it does take some time to prepare. The ingredients give the tea a fruity taste with a refreshingly minty after taste. Although this drink can take around 30-40 minutes to prepare it is pretty simple and does not require a lot of effort.
Here is a list of instruction recipes for the different types of tea: