Learn about some of the world's most coveted Summer time teas!
This Summer we're looking past our borders and exploring other countries' favorite summertime teas worldwide. We all might be familur with America's tried and true summer beverage, iced tea. But, if you've ever wondered how others around the globe enjoy their tea in the summertime, keep reading!
We're starting off our list with a Taiwanese take on traditional Chinese tea. Bubble tea has become so popular over the past decade, it's even made its way across the pond. Originating in the early 80s at a shop called Chun Shui Tang in Taiwan, Liu Han-Chieh started experimenting with serving tea cold. Bubble tea, or Boba tea refers to the tapioca pearls that rest at the bottom of the cold-served drink.
Pantyhose Milk Tea
Hong Kong's infamous pantyhose tea is a summertime treat with a misleading name. We want to be fully transparent here, so before you start thinking this tea is strained through an actual pair of stockings. . . We'll let you in on how it's made.
The tea is created by straining dark black tea leaves through a cloth satchel multiple times. Causing the cloth bag to take on the appearance of a tan pair of pantyhose.
Malaysian Teh Tarik
Teh Tarik translates to "pulled tea." Which refers to how this Malaysian summertime tea is made. The tea is cooled by "pulling" the tea. The beverage is passed over and over between two cups to increase froth and cool it down at the same time.
Do you enjoy tea from a different part of the world that we didn't touch on today? Let us know in the comments what we missed, and why you prefer it over other summertime teas!
We've also included some of our own teas that make for a great summer tea time below.