If you ever have a chance to peek at the beverage section of a Japanese grocery store or convenience store (or even just a regular old vending machine), you’ll get a sense for just how much effort goes into R&D for beverage products in Japan. From the more traditional tea and coffee drinks to the more interesting fruity and yogurty drinks—as well as a wide variety of “beer” products, including non-alcoholic ones!—there’s no shortage of fun Japanese beverages to try.
Korea’s drinking culture is so popular, even Snoop Dogg and superstar rapper Psy released a video about drinking soju. Less known, however, is Korea’s vast variety of immensely popular non-alcoholic beverages. Ranging from slightly scented waters to carbonated yogurt-flavored drinks to fruity milk drinks, there are so many ways to enjoy your favorite Korean flavors.
China is known to have an extensive past of culinary masterpieces, and one might overlook that they brought a variety of different beverages to the world. Tea was born in Ancient China 5000 years ago, milk tea came out of Hong Kong and Taiwan, plus there are so many classic drinks the people of all classes and age resonate with- making China both rich and delicious in history.
From the ever so classic Thai tea to the fresh and alluring flavors of Vietnam, these listed beverages through-out Southeast Asia are some iconic drinks that are deliciously unique to their own region. Sweet teas and creamy beverages, either option is a fresh drink for you to try!
Summertime is here, and that means that it’s time for sweet, light, and refreshing drinks. Whether it’s as a standalone treat or as an addition to your summer barbecue, having the right soda can make summer fun all the better. In Asian countries like Japan and Korea, sodas are becoming a go-to treat after dinner.
Milk teas and lightly caffeinated beverages have been increasingly becoming more popular with time. We have the coffee alternative matcha, iced Thai tea options in coffee shops, and bubble milk tea opening up in every corner of the world! These milky beverages are here to stay for literally anyone to enjoy, anywhere and anytime.
“Tea” is about a broad a category as you can get when it comes to popular drinks in Asia. It’s versatile and can be prepared and enjoyed in whatever way you like—hot or cold, sweetened or unsweetened, with or without milk, with fun things added (like fruit and boba) or not. Especially in the summertime, it gives you great options for a poolside drink without having to resort to the same ol’ cans of soda pop you might otherwise reach for. From canned and simple to boxed and sweet, check out below for for fun tea options to sip on this summer!
Don't get me wrong, I love getting a little tipsy after a long week or shift just as much as the next guy. But you know, sometimes health gets in the way and I got a body to look after! Drinking booze without the buzz but still looking for a good time? Yeah, these drinks got you covered.
As people become more health-conscious, the demand for soda has waned in favor of natural fruit juices. The idea behind the new demand is simple. While both may be sugary, drinking fruit juice offers a more natural ingredient list. At times, it also may reduce the risk of adverse reactions from synthetic flavors or carbonation. Believe it or not, Asia has a booming fruit juice market, too—and it often features flavors and fruits you wouldn’t see stateside.
Drinking whole milk was a pivotal era for a child's upbringing, but as we get a little older we realize our bodies can't handle it just like it used to. These lists of drinks are perfectly delicious as an alternative to gulp down a luscious beverage just like our days of adolescence. They are fun to mix with and have great health benefits too!