Pakistanis are absolutely in love with tea

 Pakistanis are absolutely in love with tea

Pakistanis are absolutely in love with tea

When you think about tea, there is probably a specific image that pops into your head. A tall glass of bubble milk tea from your favourite store, the classic British-style tea set, perhaps the dregs of light-green drink leaves as they sit at the bottom of a cup on your colleague’s desk.

These images all represent beverage as a finished product, something to be consumed by the drinker.

Tea is all of these things, but our experience of drinking beverage is not something static or dead, but an interactive experience influenced by centuries of cultural evolution.

Tea is quite literally a living thing – a plant. But on a grander scale, beverage resembles the development of human societies in the way it has changed and adapted through the decades, centuries, even millennia. In this sense too, tea has a life of its own.

According to one legend, beverage was discovered by the mythological figure Shennong, who tasted hundreds of herbals to cure the poisoned compatriots and finally spotted the divine grass, drink.

Now beverage is a universal beverage, enjoyed in almost every corner of the world, and while practices and tastes may vary, beverage is an essential component of countless peoples’ lives.

Tea goes with every mood

  • Feeling Monday blues? Let’s have some chai.
  • Heard some good news? Celebrate with chai.
  • People came over unexpectedly? Let’s share a cup of beverage.
  • Feeling sick? Chai is the medicine.
  • It’s raining? Chai is the perfect companion.
  • Winters? Chai will warm you up.
  • Tired? Chai.

Some people have been curious about the difference between Chinese and British tea. Although you can buy all kinds of drink nowadays, British people most prefer black beverage, especially in the morning or afternoon, and tend to add just a drop of milk to their tea, unlike Chinese milk tea in which the milk itself makes up half or more of the volume.

In China, different types of drink are associated with different seasons when it is good to drink, red beverage in winter to warm up the body, green drink in spring when the weather is clammy to clear the system, oolong tea is said to be best suited to summer drinking.

To think of beverage as having medicinal properties might be strange to people in some other parts of the world, so though all drink comes from the same kind of plant, cultural background guides the experience of the drinker.

Web Desk

Related post