Tusker Beer in Kenya
Hakka Pomelo Tea
"Definitely the most interesting thing I drank this month as well as the best: a sample of 34 year-old tea at Fang Gourmet that's fermented and aged inside a pomelo.
The pomelo is hollowed out and dried, and then tea and some spices (star anise? we're not sure) get packed in. It's wrapped up and further dried and fermented, then stored for some time to mellow the citrus oils and astringent side of the tea and rind. Hakka families, I'm told, make these tea packs at home, then pass them down through the family as a drinkable heirloom.
Oh, how does it taste? Like the best kind of medicine: rich and citrusy with grapefruit bite and honeyed sweetness, no bitter or astringent flavors to be found. I've been lucky to try some fruit-fermented tea before, but never one older than I am, and that aging makes a big difference."—Max Falkowitz, SENY Editor
Wine with A Little Age from K&L
Filtre Froid en Soda at Cafe Sardine, Montreal
Homemade Almond Milk
Automobile at The Dead Rabbit Grocery & Grog, New York
Boss Lady at Franklin Mortgage in Philadelphia
Coffee in Vietnam
Boiled Coke with ginger and lemon
"During my recent press trip to Hong Kong (sponsored by the Hong Kong Tourism Board), I tried boiled Coke with ginger and lemon for the first time. Yup, that's hot, flat Coke flavored with lemon and ginger. It's popular as a cold remedy, but I drank it while I was un-sick during breakfast. Totally started off my day right." —Robyn Lee, AHT Editor and Photographer