Around the World in Tea
Words by: Lara L. Antonio
Illustrations by: Che Bantayan
Tea has been and still is a favorite all over the world. Second to water, it is the most widely consumed beverage. And why shouldn’t it be? It’s easy to brew, tastes great, can be consumed in several ways, and provides many health benefits.
Here are seven different ways people from all over the world prepare their tea:
Philippines: Salabat (Ginger) Tea
Tea was popularized in the Philippines by the Chinese who moved to the Philippines before the country’s Spanish colonization. Now, tea is consumed in the Philippines in many ways but the most “Filipino” way of drinking tea is by preparing Salabat.