China is the home of tea, with a long history of tea growing and drinking, and its unique tea ceremony and tea culture are renowned worldwide.
This drink has spread worldwide, taking root in various countries and forming a tea culture with its national characteristics. People who love tea use it as a window to better understand the local customs. So, how many famous teas do you know from around the world?
Korea – Hyunmee tea
Genmaicha is a unique Asian green tea drink that combines the aroma of tea and rice. The unique feature of Genmaicha is that it has both the light fragrance of traditional Japanese green tea and the special scent of roasted rice. The organic blend of the tea and rice aromas is far superior to conventional green tea beverages in terms of taste, smell, and nutritional value. As a result, it has been at the top of the office tea list in Korea for many years because of its ability to help relax the mind and body. Barley tea, similar to Genmaicha, is also one of Korea’s most popular tea types.
Japan – Japanese Matcha
Originating in China but made famous in Japan. Japanese matcha is a powdered green tea that is ground to a fine powder and stirred with water in an extremely elegant way to create a delicate layer of bubbles that is lightly flavored with seaweed and is highly nutritious when consumed. Matcha required a high level of craftsmanship and raw materials and was developed in Japan with the Chinese matcha introduced to Japan by the dispatchers in the late 9th century. Today, Japan’s most influential matcha ceremonies are the “Omotesenka” and “Satesenka,” widely practiced throughout the country.
Morocco – Mint Tea
Moroccans often serve mint tea to their guests, and it is a great courtesy if it is made directly in front of you, as modern families make it in the kitchen and serve it to their guests.
South Africa – Rooibos Tea
Also known as Doctor’s tea, Ruyi tea is a tea processed from the South African pod plant and is known as Africa’s most popular drink due to its rare and deep flavor and richness. And can be drunk hot, cold, plain sweet, or with milk.
Rooibos tea contains more antioxidants and phenolic compounds than regular tea but has no caffeine and is very low in tannins.
Germany – Flower and Fruit Tea
Flower and fruit tea is said to have originated in central Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, where people dried fruit in winter to preserve fresh fruit and brewed it for drinking. Various flower petals with dried fruit such as apples or hawthorn were most common, so although it was called flower tea, it did not contain tea.
India – Teh Tarik
India is the second-largest tea producer in the world, and itinerant vendors carry teapots and hawk the special Indian pulled tea on the streets of India. The most distinctive feature is that masala is added, and then black tea and milk are poured back and forth between two tea cups to pull out a fine, smooth texture.
China – Pu-erh Tea
People’s interest in Pu-erh seems to go beyond tea, with culture, health care, collection, and appreciation. However, Pu-erh carries too much tiredness. When you hold a cup of Pu-erh in front of your nose, the aroma of the aged taste comes to your nose like a fountain. The true charm of Pu-erh lies in the fact that when you sip it. However, you feel slightly bitter and astringent, you can feel the tea broth penetrate through your teeth and penetrate your gums when it rests slightly between your throat and tongue, and then the sweetness from the root of your tongue is sent back to the surface of your tongue.
England – Earl Grey Tea
Charles Grey II was the British Prime Minister from 1830 to 1834 and was a great reformer after whom this world-famous blend of flavored teas is named. It is said that this blend originated in China and was given to Earl Grey II by a Chinese man as a gift in return during the Qing Dynasty.
China – White Tea
White tea is one of the ten most famous teas in China. White tea leaves are two leaves with a bud in the middle, which are raised in a rippled pattern, with fat, tender leaves, slightly curled with a drooping edge and covered with fuzzy white hairs on the back. When brewed, the turquoise leaves are beautifully shaped against the tender leaf buds, resembling a peony bud in its first bloom, and are calm and elegant. The tea broth is clear and apricot-yellow, with a sweet and fresh flavor.
Europe – Chamomile Tea
Native to Europe and West Asia, and North Africa, chamomile is a household name in the region. It is known as one of the most common herbal teas in European and American homes because of its health benefits. The golden yellow tea is intensely sweet with a distinctive bitter flavor and can be enjoyed warm or iced with a touch of honey, fresh milk, or cinnamon.
Chamomile tea can relax the nerves, help with digestion after meals, and is often consumed to help improve eyesight, nourish the liver, and lower blood pressure. However, chamomile tea is not suitable for drinking in the morning as it is a great sleep aid.