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Eight Treasures Tea (Ba Bao Cha)

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Eight Treasures Tea or Ba Bao Cha (八宝茶) is a famous Chinese herbal tea originating from Yunnan China. The royal and auspicious sounding “8 treasures” refer to the 8 ingredients used, and the tea is said to be Empress Dowager Cixi’s secret recipe for beauty, longevity and youthfulness. In my home blend, the special eight consists of: jasmine tea leaves, chrysanthemum, red dates, ginseng, wolfberries, longan, rose buds and rock sugar (check out the ingredients photo on page two).

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This light-tasting and soothing tea, like its lux name, is also aesthetically beautiful to look at, making me feel pampered drinking it.

eight treasure tea

Said properties of the tea include: thirst-quenching, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and “qi” balancing properties; improves appetite & digestion; reduces fatigue (depending on the ingredients you use).

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14 Responses to “Eight Treasures Tea (Ba Bao Cha)”

  1. Maria Davila — February 10, 2015 @ 12:09 pm

    Going to try making this tea.

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  2. Evangeline Wong — March 29, 2016 @ 4:41 pm

    Hi,
    May I know whether can I consume this tea during my menses period? Or when I can or cannot be consuming? What are the benefits with this tea?

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