1) Dang Gui with Red Date Tea
25g root of Dang Gui
10 Red Dates
1. Rinse and drain the root of Dang Gui and red dates. Pit the dates
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all the ingredients. Stream for 1 hour. Cool before serving.
Effects : It nourishes and revitalize blood, rid wind and stop pain. It is also good for treating weak vital energy and blood, headache, blur vision and lack of skin radiance.
2) Lotus Seed with Longan Tea
120g Lian Zhi (lotus seeds)
15g Yuan Rou (longan aril)
15g Bai Mu Er (White fungus)
rock sugar to taste
1. Rinse and soak Lian Zhi and Bai Mu Er in cold water for 4 hours. Remove and drain.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in Lian Zhi, Yuan Rou and Bai Mu Er. Boil over high heat, then simmer over low heat for about 40minuts. Lastly add the rock sugar and boil till sugar melts.
Effects : It is sweet in taste and it nourishes the blood, strengthens the brain and is good for the complexion. It eases problems such as dizziness, forgetfulness and palpitation.
3) Apple Red Tea
1. Red tea sachet
1. Rinse and cut the apple into small pieces
2. Put the tea bag in a cup and pour 500cc hot water into it. Add the apple and serve.
Effects : It can help digestion, replenish iron, enhance beauty, promote metabolism, reduce fatigue and refresh the mind.
4) Ginseng Heart Nourishing Tea
15g Tai Zi Shen
15g Dang Shen
15g Dan Shen
a few red dates
1. Rinse and drain all the ingredients
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all ingredients. Steam for 1 hour and serve when cooled.
Effects : It nourishes the vital energy and strengthens the spleen. It is suitable for those with poor appetite. It can engender fluids and moisten the lungs. It also helps people with weak body constitutions and who experience night sweating, palpitation and insomnia, with the effect of calming the nerves.
5) Red Date with Walnut Tea
160g shelled walnuts
160g red dates
40 Xing Ren (apricot seeds)
honey to taste
1. Rinse and drain the walnuts, dates and Xing Ren.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all ingredients. Boil over high heat then simmer over low heat for 1.5 hours.
3. Stir in honey and serve.
Effects : It can cure weak kidneys, back pain, weak limbs and constipation. It is good for those who often contract common cold, cough and asthma due to weak lungs.
6) Ginseng with Lotus Seed Tea
15g Lian Zi (lotus seeds) - no seeds
40g rock sugar
1. Rinse the ginseng, lotus seeds and soak in water for 2 hours. Remove and drain.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in all ingredients. Brew for 1 hour and serve.
3. If the ginseng cannot be consumed all at once, you can brew it again with lotus seeds the next day. One dose can be taken for 3 days.
Effects : It can nourish the vital essence, blood and stomach wind; it clears internal heat, soothes the nerves, aids in sleeping and reduces fatigue.
7) Gingko Nut Drink
160g Fu Zhu (bean curd sheets)
30g Bai Guo (Gingko nuts)
rock sugar to taste
1. Rinse and drain the bean curd sheets and gingko nuts.
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and add in the bean curd sheets and gingko nuts. Brew over medium heat for 1 hour until the mixture turns thick. Then add the rock sugar and bring to a boil. Serve.
Effects : It can clear heat, invigorate vital energy, improve complexion and increase strength. Those who are suffering from deficiency in vital energy and blood, pale in the face and listlessness should consume more.
8) White Fungus and Almond with Gingko Nut Tea
80g Bai Mu Er (White Fungus)
40g Sweet Xing Ren (Apricot seeds)
15 Bai Guo (Gingko nuts)
a little cornstarch and rock sugar
1. Rinse Bai Mu Er, Xing Ren and Bai Guo separately. Soak Bai Mu Er for 1 hour.
2. Put all the ingredients into a pot and submerge them completely in water
3. Boil over high heat then simmer over low heat for 1 hour. Add the rock sugar and cornstarch. Serve.
Effects : It can clear the lungs, moisten dryness, engender fluids and dissipate phlegm . It also has beautifying properties – it clears acne, lightens pigmentation, whitens the complexion and firms the skin.
9) Long Jing with Chrysanthemum Tea
5g Long Jing tea leaves
10g Ju Hua (Chrysanthemum)
1. Rinse and drain the chrysanthemum
2. Pour 600cc water into a pot and boil over high heat. Add in all ingredients, cease the heat and steep for a few minutes. Strain and serve.
Effects : It can rid wind, dissipate heat, clear the lungs and brighten the vision. It can prevent problems like giddiness, headache and red eyes caused by staying under the sun for too long.
10) Lotus leaf with Green Bean Tea
1 He Ye (lotus leaf)
120g Green Beans
15g Hua Qi Shen slices (American Ginseng)
1 Chen Pi
1. Rinse and drain all ingredients.
2. Pour 1200cc water into a pot. Add in chen pi, green bean, hua qi shen and decoct for 1 hour. Lastly, add the He Ye and cook for another 20 minutes. Serve.
Effects : It is a great formula for beating summer heat and treating acne problems. This tea is suitable during summertime, for those who are prone to prickly heat, itchiness of the skin or swellings due to heat.