Malaysia is known with the harmony and peace country even live in multiracial. Other than the structure, scenery and tourist spots, we are also called food heaven, where you can easily get hundreds of cuisines varieties in Malaysia.
To make things more exciting and attractive, Malaysian invent variety kind of unique food and drinks. Three-layered beverage or Teh C Peng have been a trend for most of the people. You will miss the train if you don’t follow the trend.
History of Layered Tea Beverages
Layered tea is originated in Bangladesh. It is their popular hot beverages. Tea is consumed mainly in Bangladesh. It becomes among the top ten countries that consume tea largely, that is how famous tea is in Bangladesh.
The original Bengali layered tea consists of 7 layers. Romesh Ram Gour first invented the layered tea after discovering that every tea has a different level of density. He found out that every layer of tea is contrast in colour and taste.
The layered tea in Bangladesh can be up to 10 layers as per requested by the customer. With the different colour of the tea, Romesh poured in the tea layer by layer to form several shades in a glass.
Below is the list of the tea as according to the layer in the seven-layered tea;
Layer 1(top) – Cinnamon tea
Layer 2 – Leman flavoured tea
Layer 3 – Lemon flavoured tea mixed with condensed milk
Layer 4- Black milk 1 tea mixed with condensed milk
Layer 5 – Black milk 2 tea mixed with condensed milk
Layer 6 – Black milk 3 tea mixed with condensed milk
Layer 7 (bottom) – Green tea syrup with cloves, cinnamon and secret spices.
The layered-tea is organised according to its density to get a perfect taste and colour of the layered-tea. The customer will have the joy of figuring out the flavour of each and every one of the layers and what could be the ingredient included in making the layer of tea.
Malaysia’s Layered Tea
This is proudly a Malaysian concoction. There is a lot of layered tea that you should really try out by yourself. Here are the two three-layered tea in Malaysia.
1. Teh C Peng
The three-layered beverages idea starts from Sarawak drinks called Teh C Peng that have been Sarawak’s national drinks. This cold beverage consists of 3 layers that use different ingredients.
The bottom layer is liquid palm sugar and covered with the second layer that made of condensed milk and topped with black tea giving a strong and sweet taste to the whole drinks.
2. Three-layered iced matcha latte
Iced matcha is a refreshing drink and combines perfectly with latte giving aa perfect taste. Even the look of these beverages is beautiful. The taste is unique and confusing on your first sip. The bitter taste of matcha that mix with milk giving the after taste is sweet and feel so green.
Benefits of Drinking Tea
As versatile as tea can be, it is also beneficial to our mental and physical health. With a different taste of each tea, it provides calamity and soothing to the drinker. With more than 3 000 types of tea, tea becomes the most consumed water in the world.
Each tea gives off different aroma, taste, fragrance, density, colour and benefits to the consumer. Listed below are the benefits of drinking tea to us;
- Tea contains antioxidants.
The antioxidants in the tea help us to stay young and fresh while protecting us from the dangers of the pollution around us.
- Tea can help with weight loss
Teas like green tea is good for our digestive system and help us to ward off unwanted toxic in our body.
- Tea may help protect your bones
Tea like moringa tea is a good source of iron, vitamin A and K can help to keep your bones strong and sturdy.
Tea can make your smile more beautiful than ever
Tea is proven to help to prevent cavities, and tooth enamel erosion. The moment you are sipping your tea, the ph in your mouth will change and can decrease the percentage of your tooth loss.
- Tea can boost the immune system
Holy basil tea or tulsi tea are consumed since centuries ago as they can help to keep the immune system stronger. They help to tune up the immune cells and contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal.
Herbal tea can soothe the digestive system
Tea, like chamomile, is suitable for people with irritable bowel syndrome. It contains antispasmodic that can ease your bowel movement.
Tea can calm nauseous
People with a nauseating problem can start to consume ginger tea as it is suitable for nauseous. The refreshing taste can help you to calm your mind and nauseous.
Tea is good for hydrating
Tea has no calorie at all and is an excellent alternative to water. It is excellent hydrating water that can keep you adequately hydrated. Tea is flexible as it can be added and mixed in with other flavours. It is also best drank both in warm and cold.
How to Prepare Layered Tea Beverages
These two multi-layered teas are the local’s favourite. The sweetness and the uniques taste of each tea are both irresistible. Here are the quick recipe and preparation of making the best three-layered tea in the world;
- Hot water
- Lipton tea dust
- Palm sugar syrup
- Ice cubes
- Evaporated milk
Steps of making:
- Extract the tea flavour by soaking the tea dust into hot water for 1 minute using the tea strainer.
- Remove the tea dust and strainer after the tea flavour is extracted
- Pour the palm sugar syrup into a different glass
- Add in the ice cubes into the glass
- Pour in the evaporated milk into the glass
- Finish off the beautiful look with a pour of the tea dilution.
Now your three-layered tea is ready to be served. Enjoy your day with a sip of this heavenly sweet beverages than can make you fresh as ever.
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