Turkish cay tea is served with every meal and often in between. The black tea does not take milk and can be served with or without sugar. It is usually brewed in a two-chamber teapot.
Image: Flickr: 10527553@N03 / Creative Commons
I've never taken to drinking coffee, likely as a result of spending time in England and Scotland as a kid. Their delicious, strong tea with cream and sugar charmed my taste buds to the point that I've never drank anything else. Coffee always tasted bitter and disagreeable in comparison.
According to the Mayo Clinic, an 8-ounce cup of brewed coffee contains approximately 95-200 milligrams of caffeiine, whereas an 8-ounce cup of brewed black tea contains about 14-70 milligrams (24-45 mg for green tea). So, though coffee generally edges out tea in the caffeine department, both drinks are capable of giving someone a jolt as needed. What is your preference, and how do you take it?
See tea from 19 other countries here.
Hong Kong: iced milk tea known as pantyhose tea or silk stocking tea due to its similarity in color to nude stockings. To make the tea, combine strong chilled black tea with evaporated or condensed milk and serve over ice.
Image: Flickr: 71284893@N00 / Creative Commons
Spearmint is steeped in green tea for this drink, popular in Morocco and across much of North Africa. Learn how to brew your own here.
Image: Flickr: lizziemoch / Creative Commons