Eight Treasures Tea 八 寶 茶
This herbal tea is a fruity and pleasing drink. It can be drank anytime throughout the day except from night time as the tea contains natural caffeine.
This famous tea originates from Yunnan in China. Emperors used to drink this tea for its health properties. They believed the synergy of the eight ingredients used will provide them with longevity. Some of the beneficial properties includes detoxifying, cleansing, heat relieving and have antioxidant properties.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
2 litres boiling water
100 grams rock sugar
50 grams dried chrysanthemum flowers
10 mini rose buds
8 dried Longans
6 dried red dates
2 tablespoons Jasmine green tea leaves
1 tablespoon Goli berries
• Bring a pot of boiling water to a low heat. Add rock sugar into water, stir to dissolve rock fragments.
• Wash all the dried ingredients under cold running water except for the tea leaves. Add all the ingredients into pot. Partially cover with lid, boil for 10 minutes.
• Cover with lid, rest for 15 minutes.
• To serve hot, ladle into cups and serve. To serve at room temperature, chill for 30-40 minutes before pouring into a glass jug. Serve.