7 Refreshing Asian-Style Beverages

7 Refreshing Asian-Style Beverages

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Emily Han
Aug 8, 2012

All week we're sharing Asian food recipes and inspiration here at The Kitchn. Here are some refreshing drinks to sip alongside your East, South, and Southeast Asian meals – or just to cool down on a hot summer day.

1 Iced Chinese Chrysanthemum Tea – Mildly sweet with an herbal honey note
2 Thai Iced Tea – Economical and easy to make at home
3 Indian Papaya Lassi with Cardamom – Full of sweetness and tang; also check out this recipe for Mango Lassi
4 Vietnamese Salty Lemonade (Chanh Muoi) – Sweet and puckery; mash up a wedge of preserved lemon and add still or sparkling water and sugar to taste
5 Korean Barley Tea (Boricha) – Nutty and especially delicious chilled
6 Boba & Bubble Tea – Sweet beverages dotted with chewy boba tapioca pearls
7 Vietnamese-Style Frappuccinos – Strong drip coffee whizzed with sweetened, condensed milk

Related: Refreshing Drink for Summer: Cold-Brewed Iced Tea

(Images: Emily Ho; Kathryn Hill; Leela Cyd Ross; Kathryn Hill; Emily Ho; Emma Christensen; Stephanie Foley for Gourmet)

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