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Coffee and Tea : Tastes and Traditions

Tea and coffee have been part of our life for a long time. In Indonesia, it's really common to spend some time with friends over a cup of tea or coffee and its accompanying snacks like fried cassava, toast, or toast bananas (like Mbah Surip, who's coffee addict). What about in other parts of the world? Do people there have the same tradition? Or do they drink these beverages differently? Just go reading to find out.

Arab Nations
Most Arab Nations drink mint tea made from green tea mixed with fresh mint leaves and lots of sugar. As for coffee, the Arabs like to add some spices like cardamom, cinnamon, pandan leaves, and ginger, and if they like it sweet, they add brown or white sugar to the coffee while the coffee is brewing. Then it's served hot in small cups or bowls.

China
As the place where tea came from, China has also introduced various ways of drinking it. Every province has a different way.
In Guangzhou, when time allows, people like to drink tea while chatting and socializing with their friends in restaurants. In this province, people like to drink pure tea or flower tea (Chrysanthemum or jasmine tea).
In Chouzhou, people drink Gongfu tea; thick tea made from lots of Wulong tea leaves and a little amount of hot water, every day. This kind of tea can drain body fat away. It's said that people in Chouzhou seldom have cancer because they drink Gongfu tea every day. So, do you want to slim down or free yourself from cancer? This kind of tea can be a good choice for you.

Cuba
For Cubans, sharing coffee with friends is a daily ritual that represents a social event and act of friendship.
You're not going to find espresso there; instead, you can get Cuban style espresso coffee named cafe Cubano or cafecito. It's very strong and sweet. Cafecito is served in a small cup and is normally drunk at the counter. Don't be surprised if other cafecito drinkers start a conversation with you. A cup of cafecito and a conversation always go hand-in-hand.
Most cafes in Cuba provide cold water and paper cups for free. Some people drink the cold water before taking coffee to clear the tongue, so they can really taste the real flavor of coffee, while others drink the cold water after having a cup of coffee to dilute the coffee in the stomach. people like to argue about which way is better. What about you, which way do you think is better, the first one or the second one?
there's a kind of coffee with lots of milk that's usually drunk at breakfast and ut's called cafe con leche. It consists of a cup of hot milk and a shot of Cuban coffee. Cubans usually dip Cuban bread or pastries into it. Sounds delicioous, huh?