This post is written by Linus Hammarstrand.
In the West we often drink our tea hot, preferably with some sugar and some milk. In Asia however, this is not always the case. One rather recent phenomena in the long history of tea is to serve it cold in a bottle, pretty much as we would soft drinks. Tea sold in this manner comes in many strange and wonderful flavors, ranging from more staid varieties such as Oolong Tea, Green Tea, Chrysanthemum Tea and Lemon Tea, to the positively outlandish, such as Coffee Tea, Bubble Black Tea and various strange Fruit Teas.
Cold tea is sold all over Asia, and is especially popular in summer (or year around in perpetually warm countries such as Singapore). Next time you are sweltering in the Singaporean or Hong Kong heat, instead of habitually grabbing a Coke, do as the locals and go for a Cold Tea!
In the West we often drink our tea hot, preferably with some sugar and some milk. In Asia however, this…