Warming Chinese Herbal Tea for Menstruation and Menopause

Warming Chinese Herbal Tea for Menstruation and Menopause

Warming Chinese Herbal Tea for Menstruation and Menopause

Tea Name:

Warming Chinese Herbal Tea for Menstruation and Menopause

Traditional Chinese Name:

女士茶 (nǚ shì chá)

Nature:  Warming

Taste: Sweet

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This warming Chinese herbal tea is designed to heal, promote stagnant Qi in the body, and alleviate pain during premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and (pre) menopause symptoms.  Some of these symptoms include depression, mood swing, irritability, or anxiousness, which is caused by stagnant Qi.

One of the key ingredients are roses, which helps harmonize the blood, reduce inflammation and swelling, and calms the heart and spirit (Shen) [you can also add 2-3 dried red dates].  Roses are one of my favourites, tasting of slightly sweet and so fragrant.  

The more herbal ingredients are the dong quai and the licorice and by adding the warming cinnamon and rock sugar, helps neutral a bit of the bitterness.  This tea starts off tasting tangy sweet with a tail of bitterness, golden and smooth to the end.

I drink 1-2 cups a day on the first and second day of my period or when I’m feeling the onset of agitation (PMS) and helps me to ease the cramping pains and just allow my mind to calm and not feel so agitated!  It’s that warmth that washes over my body!

What’s involved?

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 10 mins (boil time)

Total time: 12 mins

Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients
    Cooking Instructions
    1. Add all the ingredients into a stove top safe glass tea pot (except the rock sugar) and boil on medium high heat for 10 minutes, keeping it covered
    2. At the last minute, add in the rock sugar and boil until full dissolved.  The tea should be a deep, dark, rich purple-red, which is the hibiscus color into the tea.
    3. Serve and enjoy!  Drink while it’s still warm!
    Any benefits?
    • This Chinese herbal tea is warming and soothing
    • This tea tonifies and nourishes stagnant Qi 
    • Often used to support blood stagnation and promote blood flow in the body
    • Qi stagnation usually shows up as psychological such as depression, irritability, anxiousness, or mood swing (roses can help!), which is often found with premenstrual syndrome or menopause
    • Helps stops spasms and alleviates pain
    • Easy to make with readily available ingredients in the house

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    Red Dates, Longan, and Wolfberries Warming Chinese Herbal Tea

    Red Dates, Longan, and Wolfberries Warming Chinese Herbal Tea

    Red Dates, Longan, and Wolfberries Warming Chinese Herbal Tea

    Tea Name:

    Warming red dates, longans, and wolfberries Chinese herbal tea

    Traditional Chinese Name:

    红枣茶 (hóng zǎo chá)

    Nature:  Warming

    Taste: Sweet

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    This is one of the most common warming Chinese herbal teas available.  You’ll find it in restaurants, tea shops, and as suggested by herbalists or Chinese wet mart vendors as a warm, enhancing Qi deficiency, tonifying blood, and calming the spirit tea. 

    The tea is primarily warmed by the red dates and longans, offering a sweet yang enhancing experience that is delicious and soothing.  This is one of my favourite and easiest teas to make from your Chinese Soup Pantry!

    You can check this article that explains the balance of yin and yang in the body, AN INTRODUCTION TO YIN AND YANG IN OUR EVERYDAY SOUPS AND FOOD. 

    What’s involved?

     Prep time: 2 mins

    Cook time: 3 mins (steep time)

    Total time: 5 mins

    Serves: 1 cup

    Ingredients
      Cooking Instructions
      1. I will measure out all the ingredients and put them into an individual empty tea bag, rock sugar optional (or until the very end)
      2. Seal (or fold) and ensure none of the loose flowers or pedals will fall out
      3. Drop into a ceramic or glass mug
      4. Add in boiling water to 1 cup full
      5. Cover and steep for 2 minutes
      6. Add in your rock sugar, cover and steep for another 1 minute, stirring to ensure the rock sugar dissolves
      7. Or add in honey after cooling for about 3 minutes
      8. Serve and enjoy!
      Any benefits?
      • This Chinese herbal tea is warming and soothing
      • This tea tonifies and nourishes the blood and both red dates and longans calm the spirit, so this tea is perfect for taking some moments to yourself
      • Readily available ingredients (definitely in Hong Kong) and also in Canada (have bought all these ingredients in Toronto before)
      • Great for traveling, on the go, or in the office
      • Super easy to make

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      Cooling Flower Tea (to aid in sleep)

      Cooling Flower Tea (to aid in sleep)

      Cooling Flower Tea (to aid in sleep)

      Tea Name:

      Cooling Flower Tea (to aid in sleep) with chrysanthemum, roses, osmanthus, and jasmine flowers.

      Traditional Chinese Name:

      寧神安睡茶 (níng shén ānshuì chá) – direct translation is:  calming sleeping tea

      Nature:  Cooling

      Taste: Sweet and bitter

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      This cooling tea is perfect for calming the body, spirit, and mind, allowing yourself to settle and prepare for sleep.  I’ll take this a few hours before I’m ready to pass out so that it can help my body STAY asleep!  Although there are truly no guarantees here, I mean, even taking melatonin for me doesn’t 100% work… but it does help me calm down and not get so agitated with TRYING to sleep and getting frustrated that I can’t! 

      In general, cooling teas that slow down the overall body, are considered yin in nature and help increase yin in the body.  The body tends to be more in yang during the day and more in yin during the evening, so that’s why allowing the yin to increase and the yang to decrease helps the body settle and come into a calmer state.

      You can check this article that explains the balance of yin and yang in the body, AN INTRODUCTION TO YIN AND YANG IN OUR EVERYDAY SOUPS AND FOOD. 

      I love that this tea is made of all flowers!  And you can choose your sweetener (or none!).  I used rock sugar for this recipe, but honey works just as well (wait for it to cool to about 60 degrees Celcius before adding honey as anything hotter will destroy the honey and reduce the benefits of the ingredient).  Rock sugar is OK in most temperatures, including boiling.

      This tea is slightly cooling, regulates the Qi, and calms the spirit.  It’s a clean, simple taste with slightly sweet and bitter after tones and actually serves nicely both hot and iced (although the Chinese do have a position on drinking too much cold stuff!).

      For this recipe, I steeped my tea instead of boiling it in the glass teapot, although that is definitely an option.  The boiling will intensify the flavours, but the steeping is just quicker and easier – especially if you’re in the office or on the go without any heat source, but do have access to boiling water!

       

      What’s involved?

       Prep time: 2 mins

      Cook time: 3 mins (steep time)

      Total time: 5 mins

      Serves: 1 cup

      Ingredients
      • 6-7 dried chrysanthemum flowers
      • 6-7 dried roses (flowers)
      • 6-7 dried jasmine flowers
      • 1 teaspoon of dried osmanthus flowers
      • rock sugar optional, but taste test first!
      • or honey (put in after it cools to 60C)
      Cooking Instructions
      1. I will measure out all the ingredients and put them into an individual empty tea bag, rock sugar optional (or until the very end)
      2. Seal (or fold) and ensure none of the loose flowers or pedals will fall out
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      5. Cover and steep for 2 minutes
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      7. Or add in honey after cooling for about 3 minutes
      8. Serve and enjoy!
      Any benefits?
      • This Chinese herbal tea is cooling and allows the body and mind to come into more Yin state (slowing down), which prepares you for sleep
      • It helps regulate the Qi and calm the mind (and spirit)
      • Readily available ingredients (definitely in Hong Kong) and also in Canada (have bought all these ingredients in Toronto before)
      • Great for traveling, on the go, or in the office
      • Super easy to make

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      Chinese Herbal Tea Ideas for Traveling!

      Chinese Herbal Tea Ideas for Traveling!

      Chinese Herbal Tea ideas for Traveling

      (A TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PERSPECTIVE)

      When we think Traditional Chinese medicine or herbal teas, we think of something that’s hard to make, difficult to drink, and full of unknown ingredients.  However, there also exists is beautiful happy medium where Chinese herbal teas can be delightfully delicious, easy-to-make, readily-accessible, and travel ready!  Read on for more!

      One guiding principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the yin yang theory.  In the natural world, there exists a balance between 2 opposing and co-existing forces and yet, they also exist in each other.  Our bodies, minds, and souls are designed the same way in that to be healthy, we need to be in harmony between these 2 bipolar states.  Yin is receptive and passive, calm and slow, embodying cold and damp qualities (when we are sleeping).  Yang is its exact opposite in aggressive and active, embodying heat, dryness, and movement (when we are awake).

      One of our mission at The Chinese Soup Lady is to bring these principles into the foods and drinks we consume in order to support harmony.  

      Welcome to the TRAVEL SERIES for Chinese Herbal Teas!

      Since travel is back on and my work requires me to be back in the air, I’ve started to create and take with me some Chinese herbal teas to help with my health, condition, and scale back on coffees and regular teas, substituting them with a more natural choice of drinks.  

      A few key reminders that help with travel:

      • I will always bring a thermal flask with me everywhere I do.  You can fill up with hot water in the lounges, any restaurant, or in Asian airports, anywhere in the airport (seriously, HKIA or Hong Kong International Airport has hot water dispensers everywhere!)
      • I will also pre-create my teas and add all the ingredients for 1-2 cups of tea together
      • I tend to bring ingredients that don’t spoil easily and have good dry shelf live (such as dried flowers)
      • Double check that the hotel or place you’re staying in has a fridge you can use, such as a mini fridge or bar fridge.  The ingredients tend to be small enough that you can slot them in between the drinks.  This is great for dried ingredients such as dried red dates, or longans, or wolfberries.
      • I will also sometimes bring with me small portions of honey or rock sugar to supplement some of the teas 

      See the mind and body as connected and whole rather than separate.  See the organs as connected and shared, rather than as individual organs.  Think of yourself as one unit, one system.

      You are whole.

       

      The great thing about understanding how yin and yang is balanced is that this also pairs with the cooking styles of Chinese soups!

      You can follow this post on “How Different Styles of Chinese Soups are Made“.

       

      WHERE YOU CAN BUY THESE TEAS & MY POT!

      This is the type of stove top safe tea pot that I use for making my teas!  This is great because it's dishwasher safe, it's an all-in-one, easy-to-clean pot that I use. 

      I bought these amazing eco friendly individually bagged pu'er tea which I carry to the office or on travel!  You can find these on amazon and they come highly rated!

      I have also tried these oolong versions of the individually bagged teas!  You can also get this from amazon.  They are amazing!

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      Coughing?  Stuffy Nose?  Congestion?  Try this Chinese Herbal Tea with Licorice, Cinnamon, and Luo Han Guo

      Coughing? Stuffy Nose? Congestion? Try this Chinese Herbal Tea with Licorice, Cinnamon, and Luo Han Guo

      Coughing? Stuffy Nose? Congestion? Try this Chinese Herbal Tea with Licorice, Cinnamon, and Luo Han Guo

      Tea Name:

      Chinese Herbal Tea with Licorice, Cinnamon, and Luo Han Guo

      Traditional Chinese Name:

      止咳茶 (zhǐké chá) – direct translation here is “anti-cough” tea.  There are many teas that have earned the right to this label, so it’s just easier to use it as such instead of labeling all the ingredients.

      Nature:  Cooling

      Taste: Sweet

      For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.

      This tea is perfect for tonifying blood and Qi and clearing the toxicity that comes with stuffy congestion in the lungs and nose (commonly associated with a thick, green or yellow phlegm).  It moistens the stuffy stuff (like phlegm) and helps to stop coughs.

      A great way to check if this tea is good for you is to check the condition of your tongue.  If it’s got a thick, yellow or white coating on top, it’s a good indication there’s excess yin in the body.  That totally makes sense because I went swimming when I was already feeling a little under the weather.  And with the cold pool, that’s excess yin in my body and the dampness!

      You can check this article that explains the balance of yin and yang in the body, AN INTRODUCTION TO YIN AND YANG IN OUR EVERYDAY SOUPS AND FOOD.

       

      What’s involved?

      Prep time: 2 mins

      Cook time: 13 mins

      Total time: 15 mins

      Serves: 2 cups

      Ingredients
      Cooking Instructions
      1. In a stovetop safe pot, add all the ingredients (except the rock sugar)
      2. Add in your water
      3. Boil on high until it fully boils and then reduce to a low-medium heat for another 10 mins
      4. Add in the rock sugar and let it fully dissolve
      5. Serve and enjoy!
      Any benefits?
      • This Chinese herbal tea is great if you’ve got a lot of congestion, particularly in the nose and lungs (the thick type)
      • This tea also helps relieve coughs
      • It is a slightly warming tea, helping to drive the excess yin from the body
      • Excess yin tends to show up if you’ve been overexposed to cold or damp conditions (such as swimming, outdoor winter sports, or cold exposure)

      For videos, visit us on YouTube.

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      A Chinese Herbal Tea to Nourish, Heal, and Strengthen the Lungs

      A Chinese Herbal Tea to Nourish, Heal, and Strengthen the Lungs

      A Chinese Herbal Tea to Nourish, Heal, and Strengthen the Lungs

      Tea Name:

      Nourishing, Healing, and Strengthening Chinese Herbal tea for the lungs (and cooling)

      Traditional Chinese Name:

      羅漢果雪梨茶 (luó hàn guǒ xuě lí chá)

      Nature:  Cooling

      Taste: Sweet and sour

      (You can read this article on the impact on your body of different food tastes!)

      For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.

      I’m making this tea out of a request from one of my readers who is from NYC and now dealing with all the crazy smog, dust, and smoke that you’ve been getting from Canada!  WE ARE SO SORRY!  Toronto isn’t as bad today, but I hear it’s going to get worse over the weekend.  Regardless, I immediately went to my pantry and pulled out my handy dandy luo han guo and designed a cooling, strengthening, and healing tea for your lungs.  The idea is because it’s dry heat, you’ll want something that’s going to help cool the body and lungs and clean it out.  You can add a few slices of dried tangerine peels as well. 

      Let’s hope it clears soon and that there’s some relief in the weather with some rain to help put out all the raging fires across Canada and US.  In the meantime, stay safe and have some healing herbal teas!  Sending lots of love out there!!

      ❤️❤️❤️

       

      This tea is perfect for nourishing, healing, cooling, and strengthening the lungs and supporting dry coughs (caused by excess heat or yin deficiency) and sore throats.

      The only fresh ingredient you’ll need is the fresh snow pears, but everything else can be found in your soup pantry! 

      It’s a quick boil, suitable for the whole family, you can also drink both hot and cold (although you know my take on drinking cold things as one who has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, lol).  Enjoy! 

       

      What’s involved?

      Prep time: 10 mins

      Cook time: 15 mins

      Total time: 25 mins

      Serves: 2 cups

      Ingredients

       

      • rock sugar optional, but taste test first!
      Cooking Instructions
      1. Using the flat side of a large blade, smash the luo han guo until you can remove the middle of the fruit.  I will only use the dried skin for this tea.  Use about half as the golden luo han guo isn’t as sweet as it’s brown counterpart.
      2. Cut up your fresh snow pear, keeping the skin on.  I will cube into bite-sized pieces so I can also eat with the tea using a spoon!  Delicious and refreshing!
      3. In a stove top safe tea pot, add all the ingredients together and boil on medium heat for 5 minutes until it fully boils and reduce to a low boil for 10 minutes as to try not to reduce too much of the water.  
      4. When it’s ready, you’ll notice that the tea has turned into a beautiful golden yellow colour.  This is a good indication that the luo han guo is seeping out into the tea!  
      5. Serve and enjoy!  Don’t forget to eat the fresh snow pears as part of your tea!
      Any benefits?
      • This soup is perfect for nourishing and tonifying the lungs
      • It helps with cough, especially a dry cough where there is Yin deficiency (or appears as heaty)
      • It’s a sweet tea that is perfect for the whole family
      • It’s a cooling tea and helps cool and lubricate the lungs

      For videos, visit us on YouTube.

      The monk fruit!  This is the slightly less dry version.  You’ll notice it’s more green and less brown.  This one is a little more expensive, coming in at $2 CAD per monk fruit.  You’ll also notice a thin layer of sugared coating, so it is a bit sticky to touch, but that’s just the sugars of the fruit on the skin.  The great thing about the greener version is that it isn’t as pungent or sweet, so you can use half in a soup to give is just enough of that flavour.  If it’s the heavily dried version, I will only use a quarter in 3L of soup water.  This is also great in teas!!  

      EQUIPMENT USED

      To answer your questions on what equipment I'm using, I've built a section here where you can find and explore what I'm using to make soups.  Ingredients are a little harder, but I will do my best as I source them around.  However, you can always message me on Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Facebook, and I will reply and try to point you in some direction!  

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      A MUST HAVE in the kitchen!  Energy saving, cost effective, and perfect for busy chefs!  Check out my article here that explains it.

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      I use these types of stove top safe tea pots to make most of my herbal teas!

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