Tea Drops Adventure Day 8: China!

Welcome to China!

Ginger tea has a long history as a traditional drink and herbal medicine in China and throughout Asia due to the medicinal health benefits that the ginger root provides.

Tea Plantation China

The practice of drinking tea has a long history in China, having originated there during the Tang Dynasty. Our Citrus Ginger Tea Drop
soothes and awakens at the same time.

Hot Citrus Ginger Cider with Bourbon

try this recipe:
Hot Citrus Ginger Bourbon Cider
1 Citrus Ginger Tea Drop, melted in 1-2oz boiling water
1 1/2 cups apple cider
2 whole star anise pods
2 cinnamon sticks
1oz of Bourbon of choice (or make without!)
1 orange or lemon slice for garnish
    Directions:
    In a medium saucepan, bring the apple cider, cinnamon sticks, and star anise to a simmer. Reduce to low and cook for 10 minutes to bring all of the flavors together.
    Carefully taste to determine if you would like to adjust your spices. If you need to mellow out the flavors, add a tbsp of water.
    Strain mixture directly into mug of melted Citrus Ginger tea, using a fine mesh strainer to catch the spices.
    Add in bourbon to taste, stir to mix.
    Add citrus garnish + enjoy!


    Did you know...
    1. Wild tea trees from over 3,000 years ago, where tea was once farmed, and extant cultivated tea areas dating back to 800 years ago, can still be found in Southwest China.
    2. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in China
    3. Before the 8th century BC, tea in China was primarily used as a medicine.
    4. In traditional Chinese culture, serving tea to a guest is a sign of respect. A younger person can show respect and gratitude to an older person by offering a cup of tea.
     

    We think this unique tea museum is worth the visit if you're ever able to physically travel to China, or want to virtually explore while sipping your Citrus Ginger tea!
    China National Tea Museum

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