Tea trends in modern times
Tea is a popular beverage that has been consumed for centuries, and there are always new trends emerging in the tea industry. Here are a few tea trends that have gained popularity in recent years:
- Specialty and artisanal teas: Tea drinkers are becoming more interested in unique, high-quality teas that are produced in small batches and sourced from specific regions. Specialty and artisanal teas, such as matcha, herbal blends, and rare and wild varietals, have become increasingly popular in recent years.
- Functional herbal teas: Functional herbal teas are blends that are specifically formulated to address a particular health concern, such as stress relief, immunity boosting, or digestion aid. These teas often contain natural ingredients like adaptogens, herbs, and spices, and are marketed as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks.
- Milk boba tea: Milk boba tea, also known as bubble tea or pearl milk tea, is a popular Taiwanese drink that typically consists of tea, milk, sugar, and chewy tapioca pearls (also known as boba) that are added to the drink. The tea can be served hot or cold and can be flavored with a variety of fruit syrups, such as strawberry, mango, or peach. The most popular teas used for milk boba tea at our tea house are black tea, jasmine green tea, matcha, and blue matcha.
- Tea cocktails: Tea cocktails, or "teatinis," are cocktails that incorporate tea as an ingredient. These cocktails can be made with any type of tea, and are often infused with other flavors like fruit, herbs, and spices. Tea cocktails have become a popular way to enjoy tea in a more sophisticated and social setting.
- Sustainability and ethical sourcing: With growing concerns about the environmental impact of food production, tea drinkers are becoming more interested in teas that are sustainably and ethically sourced. Many tea companies are focusing on fair trade and organic certifications, as well as reducing waste in their production processes.