14 Popular Asian Drinks Of All Time

There are a lot of great Asian drinks so here are some of the most tasty Asian drinks ever!

1. Boba


Boba, milk tea, bubble, pearl milk tea all refer to the same beverage. This yummy beverage is made up of milk or fruit tea with tapioca pearls at the bottom. Some variations include a blended smoothie or slushie drink with fruit jellies or pudding instead of tapioca pearls.

2. Thai Iced Tea

Thai Iced Tea

This is also a popular Boba flavor but the original tea does not come with tapioca pearls. This tea is strongly brewed with orange blossom water, crushed tamarind seeds and spices. It is then served with sugar, condense milk and evaporated milk.

3. Chrysanthemum Tea

Chrysanthemum Tea

This is a popular tea found in many Chinese restaurants. The
Chrysanthemum flower is brewed in hot water and sweetened with rock sugar for the yummiest taste. Sometimes wolfberries or gojiberries are added to strengthen the taste.

4. Citron Tea

Citron Tea

Citron Tea is a traditional Korean herbal tea made from thinly sliced citrus fruits such as lemons with added honey or sugar to tame the tart citrus flavors. It is prepared as a fruit preservative or marmalade. To drink it, simply boil water and add a few spoonfuls of the citron. This drink is very good for keeping the body’s immune system healthy during the cold, harsh winters.

5. Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Vietnamese iced coffee is better than Starbucks because it wins even the hearts of non-coffee consumers. This drinks is made from brewing coarsely grounded Vietnamese dark roast coffee in a drip filter. Condensed milk and ice is added for this beverage to be served cold and sweet. Need some sweet, tasty caffeine? Have some Vietnamese iced coffee!

6. Vietnamese Salty Lemonade/Lime

Vietnamese Salty Lemonade/Lime

This lemonade beverage is the perfect balance between sweet, salty and sour. It is made from crushing salted pickled lemons or limes in water or carbonated water for a little fizz. Ice and sugar are added to balance our the flavors and quench the thirst on a hot summer day.

7. Grass Jelly

Grass Jelly

Grass jelly can be consumed as a beverage or a tasty dessert. The leaves and stalks of an herb in the mint family are dried and boiled. Once it is cooled it takes form as jelly to be cut up and consumed. Milk and sweetened (flavored) syrups can be added to enhance the natural, light grass flavor.

8. Soybean Milk

Soybean Milk

Soymilk or soyamilk is a drink made from soaking dried soybeans and grinding them in water. The resultant is a creamy, milky beverage that can be enjoyed in the morning for breakfast or transformed into delicious tofus.

9. Sour Plum Drink

Sour Plum Drink

The sour plum drink is made from sour plums cooked in rock sugar, hawthorn, licorice root, sweet osmanthus flower and sometimes rose blossoms. The drink is then chilled and served. This beverage is very tart but will really quench thirst on a hot summer day.

10. Beijing Yogurt

Beijing Yogurt

Popular in Beijing, this yogurt drink is a fermented yogurt made from heated milk with rice wine (from glutinous rice). Honey or sugar is added to sweeten this thick, rich, and tart beverage.

11. Yakult


Yakult is a pro-biotic yogurt created by Japanese scientists. It is made from fermented skimmed milk with a special bacteria to create a sweet and tart taste. It comes in a few varieties such as light, low-sugar/hi-fiber, original, orange, grape, and green apple. Since it is scientifically made, it is said to be very good for digestion and boosts the immune system.

12. Ramune


Ramune is a carbonated soft drink from Japan. It was widely known for the distinctive design of its bottle made of glass and sealed with a marble. The original flavor is lemon-lime but there have been at least 36 flavors of Ramune; some flavors include orange, strawberry, green apple, mango, lychee, etc.

13. Aloe Vera Drink

Aloe Vera Drink

Aloe vera is known for its health benefits as an ointment for sunburn or frostbite. When consumed as a drink, it aids the immune system by cleansing the body of toxins and invading pathogens. Not only is aloe vera delicious to drink on a hot day but it has wonderful uses for the body internally and externally.

14. Roasted Barley Tea

Roasted Barley Tea

This tea is a caffeine-free, roasted-grain-based infusion made from barley and is popular in Korea, China, and Japan. In Korea, barley is often combined with roasted corn to add a little sweetest to the bitter barley flavor.

Which Asian drink is your favorite?!


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