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Ginseng Tea

   

Ginseng Tea

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This is a very simple ginseng tea (洋参茶) recipe with the most minimum ingredients – ginseng, water and salt (optional). Ginseng with its cooling property is perfect for combating our hot weather, keeping the body balanced. It is also a drink which is touted to improve mental alertness (提神), thus mums love to brew this for their children during exams period (for the same reason, you should avoid consuming this this drink too close to bedtime).

In this recipe, the inexpensive American ginseng “fibers” or “beards” are used. They are small, thin and wispy looking (see photo above). You can easily get a packet for less than S$10 here.

                                           

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12 Responses to “Ginseng Tea”

  1. Anncoo — August 25, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    I think I need this ginseng tea too! As the weather is so hot and humid making lazy everyday :)

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  2. mochachocolatarita — August 25, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    i dislike the bitterness of ginseng….i need to learn how to like it…

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    • wiffy replied: — August 26th, 2011 @ 12:54 pm

      then brew with chrysanthemum and add lots of rock sugar :p

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  3. masterofboots — August 26, 2011 @ 8:38 am

    thanks for reminding me, haha. I just went to make a cup for myself.

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  4. Elayne — August 26, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    Can anyone give me advise how to prepare ginger tea pls. I simply love this drink …..Thanks!

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  5. This is how I brew it too. When I’m not feeling well, I drink anything. :D

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    • Elaynet replied: — August 26th, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      Thanks for your speedy reply and the recipe. Will give it a try this weekend, btw can I use those honey rock sugar from Eu Yan Sang instead. Thanks :)

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      • wiffy replied: — August 26th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

        Hi there, I don’t have a recipe for ginger tea yet. But if you want to add honey rock sugar to ginseng tea, u can do so. best if u also add some chrysanthemum :)

  6. tigerfish — August 26, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    I know that some ginseng variety is “heaty” while some other is “cooling”…now I am trying to remember which is which. Guess I really need to increase my mental alertness liao….:O

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    • wiffy replied: — August 26th, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

      american & canadian are cooling, while korean is heaty – I think!!

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  7. Not Yet A Mommy — August 26, 2011 @ 11:21 pm

    This sounds really good. I drink a lot of green tea, but haven’t had much ginseng at all. yum!

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  8. Tastes of Home (Jen) — August 28, 2011 @ 12:56 am

    Ginseng tea is something I shld drink more often :D My mom always had to force us to drink it as we didn’t like the bitter taste hehe…looking fwd to your HK stories!

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