In America, tea is one of the most essential drinks in the south. It is most often paired with tons of sugar and the occasional lemon, but it stays the same throughout the southern half of the country. You can obviously find tea in other parts of the world, but it is made a little differently. In this case, we'll be taking a look at some Filipino tea drinks to show you how they drink tea on the other side of the world. You may find some of the flavors there perfect for your lifestyle and taste buds.
Green tea has made its way into American culture, but not as much as it has in the Philippines. Green tea is a typical drink in most Asian countries, and it has a variety of health benefits within it. It can still provide a caffeine boost when you need one, but it will not cause you to gain weight like black tea will. You can pair this drink with many Filipino recipes for a full Filipino experience.
Apple juice and flavoring is not used in American tea drinks very often, but it is used for some Filipino drinks. the apple flavoring gives a tart punch to tea that may be a nice contrast to the sweet tea you are used to drinking. Health nuts love fruit flavored tea, but this can take some getting used to if you are expecting a sweet flavor from your tea. It is still worth tasting if you have the chance to though.
You can find versions of milk tea in many coffee shops throughout America, but it does not compare to the authentic milk tea you can get from the Philippines. The milk adds a froth and creamy texture to tea that is great for the morning, and it also makes for a great hot drink to consume during cold winter months. You can play around with different flavors of this like you would for coffee, and then you may have a creative tea drink all your own.
The next time you go to drink a cup of tea, think a little outside the box. You should be able to play around with the flavors from the Philippines enough to discover something you love.