Vahdams tea is not just any tea—it is one of the world’s most popular.
In fact, the teas are so popular that they are now being exported from Thailand to Australia.
In a new study, Ilan Gilboa and colleagues at the Australian National University and University of Sydney in Australia describe how they made a small batch of Vahdal teas—one that is traditionally made with a sweetener of some sort, such as agave or cinnamon—and the results are as interesting as they are delicious.
“Vahdals are made from the leaves of the rosemary plant and are sometimes called sweet tea because they are so sweet,” Gilboa told Quartz.
The tea is then steeped in a coffee filter for a few hours to remove the leaves and to soften the leaf.” “
To make Vahdel, the tea is boiled in water for about 15 minutes, and then the tea leaves are ground in a mortar and pestle and then poured into a pot with a few drops of the sweetener.
The tea is then steeped in a coffee filter for a few hours to remove the leaves and to soften the leaf.”
Gilboa said that the Vahdmels tea was similar to the traditional Thai tea, but he said that it was made from a different leaf.
The result is a tea of sweet and savory aromas, but without the sweeteners of most teas.
“The taste of Vampalaya [a Thai sweet drink] is sweeter and has a higher acidity than other sweet teas,” Gilba said.
“So we wanted to find out how the Vampdalaya taste was different, and so we started with this sweet leaf and brewed a few batches of Vahlalaya, which is a sweet, mild tea with a very sweet flavor.”
The team added in the study that the tea was made by boiling the leaf and grinding it in a pot.
Gilboa added that he and his team were excited to discover that the process of brewing Vahdlas tea was different from that of other teas because it was so easy to do.
“You just put some water into a kettle, add some sugar, a bit of salt, and the kettle will boil, so you can make a lot of Vahs,” Gilbo said.
Ilan and Ilan were also curious to know whether the tea could be made without any artificial sweeteners, since many people in the Thai market use a variety of sweeteners.
“It’s a matter of taste,” Gilbane said.
The study is published in the journal PNAS.