CHINESE HERBAL TEAS

Not all Chinese herbal teas need to taste and be medicinal!  These teas are designed to be enjoyed daily with simple, easy-to-find-more-common ingredients in supermarkets. 

I tend to make a big batch and keep in the fridge.  Some of these you can consumer both hot or cold, although traditionally, hot (or warm) is best!

How to soothe a cough with this Chinese orange monk fruit herbal tea!

How to soothe a cough with this Chinese orange monk fruit herbal tea!

Tea Name: Chinese orange monk fruit herbal tea 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...

Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for Coughs and Fevers

Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for Coughs and Fevers

Soup Name: Cooling and Healing Chinese Herbal Tea for (Dry) Coughs and Fevers 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...

Post run wind expelling and lung healing Chinese tea

Post run wind expelling and lung healing Chinese tea

Tea Name: Post run wind expelling and lung healing Chinese tea Traditional Chinese Name: 红枣甘草羅漢果薑茶 (hóng zǎo gān cǎo luó hàn guǒ jiāng chá) Nature:  Warming Taste: Sweet and slightly bitter For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.The tea is warming!  It's got...

Warming Chinese herbal tea for cold days (post run hydration)

Warming Chinese herbal tea for cold days (post run hydration)

Tea Name: Warming red dates, longans, and red and black wolfberries Chinese herbal tea (which I use for post cold day runs).  In fact, I also add this into a thermal flask for the car post colder rides (which is like mid September in Toronto!).  Where's Hong Kong...

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 For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.This warming Chinese herbal tea is designed to heal, promote stagnant Qi in the...

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 For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.This is one of the most common warming Chinese herbal teas available. ...

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 For more videos,...

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...

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...

Cooling Snow Pears and Apples in a Chrysanthemum Tea

Cooling Snow Pears and Apples in a Chrysanthemum Tea

Tea Name: Cooling Snow Pears and Apples in a Chrysanthemum Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 雪梨蘋果菊花清熱茶 (xuě lí píng guǒ jú huā qīng rè chá)  Nature:  Cooling Taste: Sweet and sour (You can read this article on the impact on your body of different food tastes!) For more...

Oh how I love thee, my salted orange!  Let me count the ways…

Oh how I love thee, my salted orange! Let me count the ways…

Tea Name: The Salted Orange Traditional Chinese Name: 鹽蒸橙子 (yán zhēng chéngzi) Nature:  warm Taste:  sweet, salty For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.What?  Salted oranges? Let's start by saying that if you see a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor (and even...

Cough Reducing and Lung Nourishing Tea

Cough Reducing and Lung Nourishing Tea

Soup Name: Cough Reducing and Lung Nourishing Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 止咳茶 (zhǐké chá) Nature:  Slightly warming Taste: Sweet For more videos, you can follow us on YouTube.I was naughty this weekend and took a ride in -5C (probably colder with wind chill) weather...

Pu’er Chinese Tea:  A Traditional Chinese Medicinal Perspective

Pu’er Chinese Tea: A Traditional Chinese Medicinal Perspective

A PU'ER Chinese (TEA) LOVE STORYChinese pu'er tea:  Why I love it! As part of my overall health regime.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...

Ginger, Red Roses, and Red Dates Tea with Honey

Ginger, Red Roses, and Red Dates Tea with Honey

Tea Name: Ginger, Red Roses, and Red Dates Tea with Honey Traditional Chinese Name: 玫瑰姜茶 (méiguī jiāng chá) This tea is sweet to taste and warming in nature and dispel wind and cold.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos. This is currently my go-to-tea post...

Cooling and Calming Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea

Cooling and Calming Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea

Tea Name: Chrysanthemum and Roselle (Hibiscus) Honey Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 菊花茶 (jú huā chá) This tea is sweet and sour to taste and cooling in nature.Visit us on YouTube for more tea and soup videos.Taking a moment?  Want something calming and soothing?  Try...

Snow Pears and Chen Pi (Tangerine Peels) for Coughs and Congestion

Snow Pears and Chen Pi (Tangerine Peels) for Coughs and Congestion

Soup Name: Recovery Healing Soup (for Wet Coughs, clearing phlegm and congestion) Chinese Name: 雪梨化痰茶 (xuě lí huà tán chá)  This tea is slightly cooling in nature and sweet to taste.   For more videos, visit us on YouTube.It seems that time of year again!  The...

Heat Clearing Sugarcane and Water Chestnuts and Imperatae Root Herbal Tea

Heat Clearing Sugarcane and Water Chestnuts and Imperatae Root Herbal Tea

Soup Name: Heat clearing sugarcane and water chestnuts and imperatae root herbal tea Traditional Chinese Name: 竹蔗茅根馬蹄湯 (zhú zhè máogēn mǎtí tāng)   For videos, visit us on YouTube. A traditional Chinese drink which helps cool the body, reduce heatiness, and clear...

Red Dates Longan Chinese Herbal Tea

Red Dates Longan Chinese Herbal Tea

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....

Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs)

Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs)

Soup Name:  Apple Chinese Herbal Tea (For Coughs) Traditional Chinese Name:   蘋果止咳茶 (píng guǒ zhǐ ké chá)  For more videos, visit us on YouTube.When a virus, cold, or flu has you down, my go to hot drink is usually a Chinese Herbal tea that addresses my illness. ...

Cough Reduction Tea (From Colds)

Cough Reduction Tea (From Colds)

Soup Name:  Cough Reduction Team (From Colds) Traditional Chinese Name:   止咳茶 (zhǐ ké chá)  It started with a cold.  My whole family had it, being passed from one person to the other.  My symptoms were light though, feeling primarily fatigue throughout a two week...

Winter Moisturizing Tea

Winter Moisturizing Tea

Soup Name:  Winter Moisturizing TeaThis soup or tea is completely designed for the dry, cold, dry, cold, super dry, or super cold winter conditions. It's a vegetarian (meatless) moisturizing tea suitable for the whole family and tastes super yummy. You can consider...

Red Dates Tea

Red Dates Tea

Soup Name: Red Dates Tea Traditional Chinese Name:  红枣茶 (Hóng zǎo chá) Introduction: 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....

Red Dates Hawthorn Tea

Red Dates Hawthorn Tea

Soup Name:  Red Dates Hawthorn Tea Traditional Chinese Name:   山楂红枣茶 (shān zhā hóng zǎo chá)  This nice slightly sweet and very tart tea was introduced by my herbalist who suggested I make it for my dad (while he was visiting HK). The tea is designed for people...

Voice Recovery Tea

Soup Name: Voice Recovery Tea or "Lost Voice" Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 開聲茶 (kāi shēng chá) Introduction: This drink is literally called "Open Voice Tea".  I'm not posting the ingredients to this tea because I don't actually know them all.  I bought this as a...

Ladies’ Monthly Tea

Ladies’ Monthly Tea

Herbal Tea Name: Ladies’ Monthly Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 女性恩物湯 (nǚ xìng ēn wù tāng) This herbal tea is warming in nature and bitter to taste. For more videos on soups and teas, you can follow us on YouTube.   My herbalist recommended this “special ladies’...

Heat Clearing Herbal Tea

Heat Clearing Herbal Tea

Herbal Tea Name: Heat Clearing Herbal Tea Traditional Chinese Name: 清肝火茶 (qīng gān huǒ chá) This herbal tea is cooling in nature and sweet to taste. For more videos on soups and teas, you can follow us on YouTube.   The literal translation of “qīng gān huǒ chá”...

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