Goldfish tea bags will catch your heart, hook, line and sinker

… Customers can purchase themonline for as much as $20 per bag, though they reportedly sell $35 per pack of 12 in Taiwan. The tea, which is sourced from Taiwan, comes in four flavors including three varieties of oolong tea and a black tea. A Charm Villa representative tells Eater the teabags, designed by 28 university students, are made from Japanese fabric. Of the 16 steps that go into making a single bag, “Nine of those require manual, handicraft skill.” The bag itself won the iF …

Iran’s tea tradition – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

… and a tiny wooden table he had set up within a colorful expanse of folded Persian rugs to welcome his customers. In Iran, no business, trade or anything worth discussing can start without a cup of strong black tea. My introduction to Iranian tea culture took place much further north, right where the precious leaves are produced and harvested, in the Caspian Sea-lapped Gilan region. Arriving from the neighboring Ardabil province, you know you are in Gilan when you plunge into a …

Why You Should Never Use the Phrase ‘Chai Tea’ – Eater

… tea simply translates to “tea tea.” It’s like referring to kabocha as kabocha squash, or shortbread as shortbread cookies. What most people consider “chai tea” is better known as masala chai (“masala” means spices). And while there is no standard recipe or preparation method for the drink, it typically involves brewing a strong loose black tea (usually from the tea growing Indian state of Assam) with warming spices like cardamom, ginger, and nutmeg. …

Thai iced milk tea is cool – Food & Wine News & Top Stories – The Straits Times

By Eunice Quek | May 31, 2015 The Thai beverage seems to be the next big thing, with its flavours used in cakes, ice cream and macarons Ms Miza Nazili at her stall Iceburnz, which specialises in Thai ice milk tea, at a pasar malam in Woodlands recently. — ST PHOTO: AZIZ HUSSIN It is a sweet, thirst-quenching and refreshing drink on a hot day. Thai iced milk tea, also known as cha yen, is making a splash in Singapore. Made from black …