India: Tea in India has a long history in traditional systems of medicine and for consumption. One of the most popular brews, the Indian Masala Chai, is made of strong black Indian tea that is infused with spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger.
CHAI TEA LATTE: Surprised when I tried this and it actually tasted like a chai tea latte. It tasted like I had just gone through the Starbucks drive-thru…but I hadn’t. All I had to do was seep some spices.......
[ DIY: Chai Tea Recipe ] made with: water, cardamom pods, cinnamon powder, star anise, fennel seed, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, peppercorns, milk, assam tea and sweetener of choice. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company
Tibet: Butter tea, also known as po cha in Tibet, is made from churning tea, salt, and yak butter. The tea used for po cha is a particularly potent, smoky type of black tea from Pemagul, Tibet. The drink, with its salty, oily and sometimes rancid flavor, which makes it an acquired taste, is the national beverage.