The easiest of #teas to make at home to help promote blood flow, strengthen the #heart, and promote sleep. This #Chinese #herbal tea is best drank before bedtime, after #dinner. I simply used 6 dried #longans, 2 dried red #dates, and a handful of dried #wolfberries. It is a slightly #warming tea and allows for good circulation of #qi. This #drink is ideal for people who do not get enough rest, are overworked, women who have recently given birth, and people who have deficiencies in qi and blood. Remove the seeds from the red dates (as they seeds are known to be heaty in a bad way), steep everything for 5 minutes in hot (boiling) water, and enjoy!
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Soup Name: Red Dates Tea
Traditional Chinese Name: 红枣茶 (Hóng zǎo chá)
My herbalist suggested I drink a simple tea made of red dates during my period. It’s super easy to make, as the dates are already sitting in the fridge and you just add hot water. Some people will boil it with a few other ingredients, such as wolfberries
and fresh ginger slices
. This is also an ideal confinement drink if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth – replace this in place of coffee or tea to avoid the caffeine, but get the benefits of the blood replenishment.
Amount serves: 1 cup for 1 person (you!)
What Ingredients are required?
6 dried red dates, sliced
1 cup of boiling water
How do I prepare it?
- Slice your red dates thinly
- Add to a mug and add boiling water
- Steep for 2 minutes. It will get sweeter over time as the tea steeps further.
- Helps rejuvenate the body after a period and restore blood loss
- Excellent for maintaining healthy blood pressure
- Excellent source of Vitamin C
- Make sure you remove the seeds of dried red dates as the seeds are known to create “fire” in the body