The world is made up of so many different rituals and traditions. But one thing most countries have in common is their love of tea. Whether you enjoy bold tea, light tea, flavored tea, or herbal tea – there is a tea for everyone. Each country has a special touch to their tea and a reason behind it. Let’s explore some countries rituals.
Morocco: As soon as a meal is brought to the table, so is a cup of warm mint tea. Poured from a barrad, this tea consists of a mixture of green tea, mint leaves, and a bunch of sugar. There are sometimes three sets of tea offered..each having their own meaning (love, life & death). It is unseen to refuse one of these cups of tea.
Tibet: Who doesn’t love butter? I feel like I am constantly at the store buying milk & butter because we use it in everything! In Tibet, butter tea, also known as po cha, is the most popular tea. It is made of a black tea called Pemagul, yak butter, milk & salt. (This sounds really interesting.)
New England: As we are an English tea store, we specialize in the favorites of this country. The most popular ritual in NE is afternoon tea. Alongside the tea, there are often finger sandwiches, scones, clotted cream and more to make your afternoon more decadent.
Japan: Matcha has amazing benefits for your body so Japan knows what they are doing. They use Matcha is their tea, candy & beauty products! They also specialize a ceremony called chanoyu that is meant to be both tranquil and calming that revolves around Matcha tea.
United States: Personally, I love our ritual of sweet tea. Living in PA my whole life, I look forward to my family beach trip every year to get some of my ice cold southern sweet tea.
China: As China had discovered the first tea leaf – they deserve a lot of credit. The preparation of tea in China is their ritual. Due to climate change all over the country, teas taste different depending on what part of the country they were produced in.
Which is your favorite?!