For generations, tea was considered one of the world's most beloved beverages. Well, it was consumed as a hot cup of tea. This befitted its persona as a beverage that refreshes. However, it is said the world's greatest constant is change, and along with the change comes iced tea, instant tea and bubble tea. These new developments in tea add to its appeal being more widespread, attracting a new generation of consumers.
Iced tea is a form of cold tea. Though usually served in a glass with ice, it can refer to any tea that has been chilled or cooled. In fact, iced tea can be sweetened with sugar, syrup, or apple slices. Iced tea is also a popular packaged drink with multiple common flavors, including lemon, raspberry, lime, passion fruit, peach, orange, strawberry, and cherry. If you drink iced tea every day, it can help you stay hydrated. Getting enough water does more than simply quench your thirst. Staying properly hydrated helps deliver nutrients to cells, maintain body temperature, fight infections, lubricate joints, and boost your mood, among other things.
What is instant tea made of?
Instant tea is a type of tea powder and, similar to instant coffee crystal granules, can be easily dissolved in water to make tea. It is made using either whole, processed leaves, fresh tea leaves, or undried, fermented leaves. Liquids or compounds are extracted from the leaves and turned into a concentrate. Instant teas have the same great taste, quality, and benefits as brewed teas, without the long wait to get them prepared. In reality, instant teas make incredible hot or iced tea and have no fillers, additives, or additional flavoring. You can make a delicious cup of instant tea in less than 5 seconds using hot or cold water.
What exactly is bubble tea?
An incredibly unique-looking beverage, bubble tea is a Taiwanese recipe that originated in Taiwan in the early 1980s. It is made by blending a tea base with milk, fruit, and fruit juices, then adding the signature "bubbles"—yummy tapioca pearls that sit at the bottom. Bubble teas fall under two categories: teas without milk and milk teas. Both varieties come with a choice of black, green, or oolong tea as the base. These delicious fruit or tea infusions can be served either piping hot or cold, making for a delicious and ever-so-quirky drink and snack.