F Magazine #25 Tea

Magazine F is a food documentary magazine co-created by Magazine B and Baemin, which introduces one particular ingredient that has had a significant impact on people’s table.

For thousands of years, tea has been an important drink across the world, reflecting the regional and cultural trends of different eras.

A cup of tea is produced by brewing tea leaves, also known by its scientific name Camellia sinensis, and by strict definition, the category is limited to green tea, white tea, yellow tea, blue tea, and black tea. In general, tea refers to a wider range of variations such as herb tea, flavored tea, and even iced tea.

Different cultures have developed their own tea-drinking customs and traditions, represented by Asian countries of Japan, China, and Taiwan and by England which is famous for afternoon tea. These cultures suggest tea drinking as a ceremony consisting of tea, tea-making tools, tableware, and accompanying snacks, which is elevated to an art form. Since the pandemic, tea products have gained popularity as wellness drinks, thanks to the increased demand for healthy and functional tea.