Brown-sugar bubble-milk tea at a night market in Taiwan. Picture: Alamy Brown-sugar bubble-milk tea at a night market in Taiwan. Picture: Alamy
Brown-sugar bubble-milk tea at a night market in Taiwan. Picture: Alamy
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

How ancient China took its tea: as a soup or with salt, tea-drinking traditions have evolved through the ages

Bubble tea has proliferated from Taiwan to Instagram feeds across the globe, but it is not the first example of a brewed beverage with added ingredients

Brown-sugar bubble-milk tea at a night market in Taiwan. Picture: Alamy Brown-sugar bubble-milk tea at a night market in Taiwan. Picture: Alamy
Brown-sugar bubble-milk tea at a night market in Taiwan. Picture: Alamy
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Wee Kek Koon

Wee Kek Koon

Having lived his whole life in the modern cities of Singapore and Hong Kong, Wee Kek Koon has an inexplicable fascination with the past. He is constantly amazed by how much he can mine from China's history for his weekly column in Post Magazine, which he has written since 2005.