One of the first things you’ll notice after moving to Taiwan, is the sheer number of ice-tea shops. They literally are on every street, and in most cases you will have a choice of two or three ice-tea shops within walking distance of wherever you are. Ice tea isn’t just a drink in Taiwan, it’s a culture – so it’s obviously essential that you learn the various ice tea types, so while enduring this sub-tropical heat you can successfully order yourself a cool beverage.
Common Types of Tea
Some of the more common tea types you will come across are as follows:
How sweet do you want it?
When you order an ice tea you’ll also be asked how much sugar you want – and unless you’ve a sweet tooth you’re probably not going to want full sugar – here’s how you can ask for the varying sugar levels:
How much ice do you want?
As with sugar, you can also specify the amount of ice you want in your tea, the common variations of ice are as follows:
So that’s it, now you should be able to order yourself one of the popular flavours of tea, as well as specifiying how much sugar and ice you want 🙂
As always if we’ve missed anything or something isn’t clear, or you just have something to say, then say it below!