Strengthen spleen and remove dampness with this warming Chinese herbal tea

Tea Name: Spleen strengthening damp removing herbal tea

Traditional Chinese Name: 健脾祛濕茶 (jiàn pí qū shī chá) – direct translation here is “spleen strength remove damp” tea.  This is also quite a generic name in terms of the function of the tea rather than the ingredients and variations of this exist, it just depends on what herbs are being used.

Nature:  Slightly warming

Taste: Sweet and slightly bitter

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It’s quite common to consume damp reducing teas and soups in the Spring in Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Asia.  

What’s involved?

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 7 mins

Serves: 1 cup

Ingredients
    Cooking Instructions
    1. In a cup, add all the ingredients together. 
    2. You can use a disposable tea bag to keep all the ingredients together.  This is because the barley will float and sometimes get in the way! 
    3. Add in boiling water, cover, and steep for 5 minutes
    4. Serve and enjoy!
    Any benefits?
    • This tea is slightly warming and ideal to keep the body warm (which is ideal to support replenishing Qi) with the red dates, astragalus root, and tangerine peel
    • The astragalus root and red dates help replenish Qi in the body
    • This tea is diuretic, meaning it helps dispel water from the body, supported by the barley and the mulberry root (which helps with urination and reduced swelling from water)
    • You can drink this daily
    • It is ideal for the whole family

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