How to make a warm healing apple and ginger Chinese herbal tea (post cold run or ride)

How to make a warm healing apple and ginger Chinese herbal tea (post cold run or ride)

How to make a warm healing apple and ginger Chinese herbal tea (post cold run or ride)

Tea Name: Warm healing apple and ginger Chinese herbal tea (post cold exposure)

Traditional Chinese Name: 保暖蘋果茶 (bǎo nuǎn píng gān guǒ chá). The direct translation of this is “keep warm apple ginger tea”. There are many variations of a “keep warm” tea with the additions of warmer Chinese herbal teas. 

Nature:  Warming

Taste: Sweet

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

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It’s June in Toronto. And the morning temp is still 13C! The tricky thing with this type of weather is – what do I wear? However, to be honest, I know something’s going on because my nose is running. This could also be allergies. However, I’m still wearing long gloves when I’m riding – even today at 19C!

The best remedy RIGHT AWAY, is to warm up the inside of the body to combat both the cold and the wind. Tangerine peel is your bestest, bestest Chinese herb for this.

 

What’s involved?

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 7 mins

Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients
  • Half sliced fresh apple slices
  • 3 slices of fresh ginger
  • 5 dried red roses bulbs
  • 2 small slices of dried licorice
  • 2-3 dried red dates
  • 2 small pieces of dried tangerine peel 
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (or to taste)
  • 2.5 cups of boiling water
Cooking Instructions
  1. Slice your apple, keeping the skin on. 
  2. Slice your fresh ginger, keeping the skin on (optional as well if you’d like to peel it)
  3. In a stove safe tea pot, add in your sliced apple, sliced ginger, dried red dates, dried licorice, dried tangerine peel, dried red roses.
  4. Add in 2.5 cups of cold water
  5. Set on your stove top and start on high heat until it boils. Reduce to medium heat and let that simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Set aside and cool.  I’ll pour out at this time into a glass cup.
  7. Sweeten with honey as needed.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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Soup Name: Spring bitter melon Chinese herbal soup to eliminate damp-heat

Traditional Chinese Name: 苦瓜祛濕豬骨湯 (Kǔ guā qū shī zhū gǔ tāng). This is directly translated as “bitter melon dispel damp pork bones soup”.  As most soup names in Chinese are quite generic, this is another one that indicates the key ingredient and the key function of the soup and the rest is up to you on what to add.  This is the beauty of soup design, which I love!  There is definitely a logic behind it!  LOL.

Nature:  Cooling 

Taste: Bitter and savory (FYI, in TCM, the bitter taste is often associated with cooling by nature).

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Here’s my soup logic!

It’s humid outdoors and I’ve been feeling very heaty inside.  My tongue feels scratchy and I’ve got clear stuffy in my sinuses.

So melon soups are the best for spring and melons tend to cool the body, particularly winter melon or bitter melon.  So I’m going with bitter melon.  Melons are best with pork, so I selected pork bone shoulders and added 1 chicken thigh to sweeten the soup to try to mask the bitter melon (so the kids can drink it). LOL.  Complimentary vegetables to bitter melon can include corn, carrots, and beets.  These will all help sweeten the soup.

The herb pairing will be beans and job’s tears (or barley).  Beans and barley are the best with melons and for spring soups as they are diuretic. 

VERDICT:  This soup was amazing!  Using one bitter melon was perfect.  It starts out savory and slightly sweet with a gentle golden bitter finish.  It’s really something else!  What a beautiful soup!  And… the kids didn’t know what was in it.  The corn and red beets really enhance the flavor of this soup and the density of ingredients, including the bones, really makes this soup eat like a meal!  So good!  So good! 

Corn silk!

This is my special ingredient for Spring soups.  Corn silk is the silky, weak fibers of the corn that grow as part of the ears and come out of the top of the corn.

In Chinese medicine, they are used as a diuretic, helping the body dispel dampness and water and regulate sugars in the blood.  Commonly found in Chinese herbal teas and soups, this ingredient is practically free (if you’re buying corn).  Don’t throw away the corn silk!  You can dry them yourself once extracted from the corn.  If I’m using it right away, I will wrap in a paper towel to keep it dry and put into a soup bag for easier disposal at the end of soup cooking. 

 

What’s involved?

Prep time: 30 mins

Cook time: 30 mins on stove (+ time in thermal cooker)

Total time: 1 hour 15 mins

Serves: 8-10 bowls

Ingredients
  • 1.3 kg of fresh pork shoulder bones
  • 1 fresh chicken thigh
  • 1 medium-sized fresh bitter melon
  • 1 medium-sized fresh carrot
  • 2 medium-sized red beets
  • 2 fresh corn
  • preserve the corn silk
  • 3 dried large shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons of fried barley
  • 2 tablespoons of green mung beans
  • 2 tablespoons of yellow mung beans
  • 10 dried baby scallops
  • 2 dried honey dates
  • 3 L of water

You’ll also need:

Prep Instructions

  1. You can follow along in the YouTube video as well.
  2. In a separate blanching pot, add your washed pork bones and chicken thigh in cold water and set that to boil on high heat. As soon as that boils, drain the water, and set aside to cool.
  3. You can begin to boil your soup water at this point (me being efficient)
  4. Wash and half your bitter melon and scrap out the middle pulp and seeds, cut into large pieces.  I will then soak the bitter melon in slightly salted water (to help reduce the bitterness of the melon)
  5. Peel and cut your carrots and beets
  6. Remove the husk from the corn, save the corn silk to add to the soup, and half the corn
  7. Count out your Chinese herbs.
  8. Once your soup pot boils, add in all the ingredients together
  9. Boil on high for 30 minutes on the stove top
  10. Drop into your thermal soup cooker and allow that to cook for another 1-2 hours.  Taste, salt as needed, and serve!

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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.  

You can explore more about some Traditional Chinese Medicine theories in these posts.

You know I love my charts!  And what better chart for explaining the types of soup pots that I use and what they are used for.  There is purpose to my madness when I’m making soups.  Follow along here on my logic:

1. Is it a Chinese medicinal or Herbal Tea?  This is the first question because this is pretty much a process of elimination. Traditional Chinese medicines should be made with ceramic, clay, or glass.  This is because you don’t want the metal interacting with the herbs.

This is the exact clay pot that I use for Chinese medicines, soups and stews.  It’s a Korean / Japanese styled pot that is small enough to fit inside my cast iron and fit about 4 cups of water.  It comes in 2 different sizes, but buy the smaller one so that it can fit into your bigger pots and functions as the inner pot for double-boiling.  It’s served me so well!

 

 

2. Is it a long or short boil? My interest in this question is so that I am conscious of how I am using energy to make my soup.

Definition of short (or quick) boil = < 45 minutes boil time (for me) and minimal Chinese herbs.  These soups tend to have more vegetables, less large pieces (so even my veggies are chopped up quite small), cream-based, less Chinese herbs, and less bone meats (unless I pan fry them first). 

If I am doing a long boil, I will use a thermal soup pot to converse both time and energy.

If I don’t doing a short boil, then I will use either the rice cooker or stove top options.

3. Is it a one-pot meal or hot pot?

I will use the cast iron pot if it’s a one-pot soup meal or I’m doing a hot pot styled soup like this Japanese shabu shabu hot pot.  These pots are perfect for first pan-frying the meats or setting up a soup base to be used with a mini stove for hot pot.

I’m a big fan of cast iron pots, although they do take a bit of care on the metal to have it long lasting.  The best woks are cast iron!  I’ve been using this 2.25 quart Staub Cast Iron with a huge amount of success as both a soup both, a hot pot pot, and the outer pot for double boiling.  It’s amazing! I highly recommend this as a must have! 

 

4. How much time do I have?

If I have time, I will default to the convection heat either the stainless steel pot or the cast iron pot.

However, if I’m running out of time and want to make time saving soups, I’ll use the thermal pot or the rice cooker!  The rice cooker is definitely my favourite for a “set it and forget it” soup. I will use this for both small portions (of up to 4 servings of Chinese soup) for fresh ingredients and frozen soup packs. You can follow this video and learn how to make your own frozen soup packs!  

This Zojirushi rice cooker is one of the best inventions for making quick boil frozen Chinese soups!  You can follow this video on how to do this and make your own frozen soup packs! 

I would love to hear if you’ve got other ideas!  Drop them in the comments or any of my social channels and I’ll give you a shout out and add it to the post!

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Tea Name: Warming Healing Mandarin Chinese Herbal Tea

Traditional Chinese Name: 保暖茶 (bǎo nuǎn chá) – direct translation here is “keep warm tea”. This is a very generic name for teas that keep you warm.

Nature:  Warming

Taste: Sweet and slightly bitter

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I made this delicious, warming tea after I went for a cold run (3C outdoor temp) and really felt it in my lungs and hands.  This is a nice quick tea to make after I showered and warmed up to help increase blood circulation around the body.

 

What’s involved?

Prep time: 2 mins

Cook time: 5 mins

Total time: 7 mins

Serves: 2 cups

Ingredients
    Cooking Instructions
    1. Slice your ripe mandarin, keeping the skin on. 
    2. In a stove safe tea pot, add in your sliced mandarin and with a spoon or chopstick, smash the mandarin so that it’s somewhat broken and the juices are out.
    3. Add in the rest of your ingredients, the dried red dates, the wolfberries, the cinnamon stick.
    4. Add in 2.5 cups of cold water
    5. Set on your stove top and start on high heat until it boils. Reduce to medium heat and let that simmer for 5 minutes.
    6. Set aside and cool.  I’ll pour out at this time into a glass cup.
    7. No sugar needed as the mandarin is sweet enough!
    8. Serve and enjoy!

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    Tea Name: Apple Cinnamon Chinese Herbal Tea for Eliminating Damp-Wind and Damp-Heat

    Traditional Chinese Name: 蘋果祛濕茶 (píng guǒ qū shī chá) – direct translation here is “apple remove damp” tea. There are many damp removal Chinese herbal teas and this one blends flavours of apples and cinnamon as a base with damp removal herbs. 

    Nature:  Slightly warming

    Taste: Sweet and slightly bitter

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    So what are my symptoms this time around?

     

    • Sore throat. It came fast and sharp and hurts pretty badly, so in a sense, this is an indication of heat in the body. 
    • The tongue is always a good indicator of where your yin and yang balance is. You can follow this starter article on identifying your own balance by making observations of your own tongue. Today’s tongue: Pale, with a pasty white coating.
    • Pulse. I like to check both my pulse and my elevated heart rates during a gentle run or walk. When my HR spikes at lower speeds, I know my body needs to go into recovery.
    • Cold limbs. My feet have been feeling so cold over the last few days!  I’m wearing my thick winter socks right now in 19C weather! I even sleep with them.
    • Runny nose. An indication of excess water in the body. And, lucky it wasn’t thick and just watery, which also means I’m not that heaty, yet!
    What’s involved?

    Prep time: 2 mins

    Cook time: 5 mins

    Total time: 7 mins

    Serves: 2 cups

    Ingredients
    • Half an apple
    • 1 teaspoon of cooked barley
    • 1 teaspoon of dried red rose buds
    • 1 small piece of dried cinnamon bark
    • 1 small slice of dried tangerine peel
    • honey to flavour
    • 2.5 cups of boiling water
      Cooking Instructions
      1. Slice or dice your apples. I will only use half as that’s enough and then eat the rest!
      2. In a stove safe tea pot, add in the apple, fried barley, red rose buds, cinnamon, tangerine peel
      3. Add in 2.5 cups of cold water
      4. Set on your stove top and start on high heat until it boils. Reduce to medium heat and let that simmer for 5 minutes.
      5. Set aside and cool.  I’ll pour out at this time into a glass cup.
      6. Add in honey for taste, although it is slightly sweet already from the apples and roses.
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      How to make a delicious Cantonese-styled Tomato Fish Soup (with vegetables)

      How to make a delicious Cantonese-styled Tomato Fish Soup (with vegetables)

      Soup Name: Cantonese-styled Tomato Fish Soup (with vegetables)

      Traditional Chinese Name: 番茄魚湯 (fān qié yú tāng). The literal translation of this is Tomato Fish Soup. However, this is such a generic name for the soup base (consisting usually of fish and tomatoes), but the soup also usually has other vegetables such as potatoes, which are most common.

      Nature:  Slightly cooling (due to the seafood, but I’ve added both ginger and red dates to warm it slightly)

      Taste: Sweet and savory

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

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      This soup eats like a meal!  So you can serve it with rice or noodles for a complete, health, meal for the whole family!

      I did my first LIVE production (on YouTube instead of Instagram) and this is the condensed version of it with narration.

      You can watch the full soup production here.

      The soup design is simple. The soup base is basically ginger, fish (the freshest ones I could find at the supermarket), and tomatoes.  I then added vegetables that compliment this type of soup such as potatoes, celery, white onions, leeks.  You could add your choice of vegetables as well with the condition that it’s really designed as a quick-boil (and not a long boil).  A quick boil Chinese soup tends to be about an hour max on boil. 

       

      What’s involved?

      Prep time: 30 mins

      Cook time: 90 mins

      Total time: 120 mins

      Serves: 6 large bowls

      Ingredients
      • Your choice of fresh fish.  I like red snappers, small fish are also good. Fish heads like salmon or carp are also nice.  Experiment, try, taste!
      • 5 slices of fresh ginger
      • 1 fresh white onion, peeled and largely sliced
      • 4 potatoes, peeled and largely sliced
      • 4 stalks of celery, deveined and largely sliced
      • 4 fresh tomatoes, quartered
      • 10 dried baby scallops
      • 5 dried red dates
      • 10 cups of water

      Prep Instructions

      1. You can follow along in the YouTube video as well.
      2. I will first prep my fish.  This includes descaling (whatever remains from the fish butcher) and thoroughly cleaning the stomachs.  I’ll use a flat knife to remove any extra internals and wash the insides and outsides.  If I’m steaming, I will use a bit of salt to rub the stomach clean and do a full deep cleaning.  The stomach is the bitter part of the fish and if not cleaned properly, you can taste it! I won’t cut off the fins for soup as it’s all going in together.
      3. Half the fish for easier frying and so that it fits into the fish soup bag.
      4. In your soup pot on medium heat, add some oil and fresh ginger.  Once that is warm, pan fry your fish until it’s beautifully browned on both sides.
      5. Using a clean fish soup bag, add your whole fish into it and pull the strings and seal. Set that aside for later.
      6. In the same pot, add white onions and prepared potatoes.
      7. On medium heat still, you’ll want to brown both of these nicely, tossing as needed as not to burn any of them.
      8. I will also add in the leeks and dried scallops at this time to blend the flavors.
      9. Once the scallops, onions, potatoes, and leeks are browned, put your fish (in the soup bag) back into the bottom of the pot.
      10. Add you in dried red dates.
      11. Add your water to ensure everything is fully covered.
      12. Cover and allow that to come to a full boil.
      13. Once the soup fully boils, add in the tomatoes and celery.
      14. Cover again and let that boil for an hour.
      15. Salt, serve and enjoy!

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