Saturday, February 26, 2011

Heard of Thunder Tea Rice?

Known this friend recently nickname Jokercai and his dialect is Hakka.  It reminds me of the Thunder Tea Rice ( Lei Cha), a Hakka tea-based beverage that I ever tried few times at my aunty's house.  It consist of mix tea leaves and herbs that are ground or pounded together with various roasted nuts, seeds or grains.

You could use any type of tea leaf to mix match the taste you like the most, however normally people used green tea and oolong.

Eager to know how it looks like?  Sharing with you the below blogger has show a very nice photos of Thunder Tea Rice and the benefits of it.

Below link is the recipe that I've found for you to DIY at home.
I don't think my friend Jokercai will see this blog but would like to thank him for giving me the "inspiration" to share this info with my foreigner friends who are visiting my blog. 
Jokercai, have a wonderful weekend!  ^___^

Saturday, February 19, 2011

2 Flowers 2 Grasses - Cooling Tea

I've just read an article in newspaper.  Interesting article that captured my eyes. 

After Chinese New Year, I believe many chinese friends had eaten alot of fried and oily food.  Besides that, we also slept late just want to gather with friends and relatives on this happy occasion.  Well, my is time to cool down your body.  Haha!  If you're Chinese, you get what I mean!  I believe some of my foreigner friends don't understand and no idea what do I mean!  :)

Many Chinese believe in "heaty" and "cooling".  In order to balance your body "yin" and "yang", when your body is in "heaty" situation, you need to drink some cooling tea to balance your body "yin" and "yang". 

Nowadays there are instant cooling tea whereby you do not need to cook it by yourself.  Just need to buy it from some pharmacy or shopping mall.  It is in teabag form.  Easy to cary and just need to leave the teabag in a cup and add hot water into the cup.  Look for this 2 flowers: Flos Lonicerae (Honeysuckle flower/ Jin Yin Hua) and Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua), 2 grasses: Spica Prunellae (Xia Ku Cao) and Radix Glycyrrhizae (Liquorice/ Gan Cao).

Wish you stay healthy on this Rabbit year! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What to do with used tea leaves?

After you drink the tea, what you normally do with used tea leaves?  Many people just throw away the tea bag or tea leaves.  It is a waste to me!

What do I do?
1) Put the tea bag in a cup and leave it in the fridge.  It will help to absorb the bad food odor in fridge.
2) Collect all the used tea leaves and drying it up under the sun.  After that slot in all the dried and used tea leaves into the pillow case.  Tea leaves pillow smell good.  In order to enhance the smell, you could have 2 drops of flower accents on the used tea leaves.
3) Rub your fingers/ hand with used tea leaves for 5 mins after you've seafood meal with hand.  It will help to get rid of the seafood smell like prawns, crabs and lobster.
4) Leave your used tea leaves as the fertilizer of your flowering plants.
5) Put the tea bag in a cup and leave it in the fridge for 10 mins.  Then you could put your tea bags on your eyes for 5 mins.  Do it twice weekly and it will help to reduce the dark eye circle and make you looks good!

Look forward to receive some suggestions and any other methods that you would like to share with me on this topic.  :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ginger Tea

Dear Dima,

Hi~  I hope you will see this post. 

It has been such a long time I never update my blog.  Recently you told me that you felt cold at your place at Ukraine.  It reminds me of ginger tea!  Boil some old gingers with water and drink it while it is hot.  It will help on blood circulation.  Make you feel warm!  Although it tastes little spicy because of ginger taste, but try it!  :)

Hope you get well soon.

p/s: I've categorized this topic under BeauTEA as it is good for anyone no matter you're male or female.

Warmest regards,