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Luo Han Guo Herbal Tea

   

Luo Han Guo Herbal Tea Recipe

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My mum treated me to a spa session some time back and one of the most memorable thing that happened (besides the massage, of course) is that they served a cup of delicious, home-brewed luo han guo (arhat fruit/monk’s fruit/罗汉果) herbal tea  (罗汉果凉茶) during the session. Maybe I haven’t been to many spas, but nowadays I seldom see them serving home-made drinks. According to my mum, they brew herbal teas every morning to serve their customers. Maybe it’s psychological, but I do feel healthy and refreshed drinking it especially coupled with the massage. So I decided to try making my own herbal tea at home.

Luo Han Guo (Monk's Fruit)

Previously, I have used the fruit to cook with watercress soup whenever I have a sore throat. This herbal tea is easier to make and I can make it more regularly than the soup as a healthy herbal drink and thirst quencher. I also added a little of two of my favourite ingredients for herbal drink – namely American ginseng and chrysanthemum flowers. They complement the luo han guo well and make the drink extra cooling and delicious.

                                           

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47 Responses to “Luo Han Guo Herbal Tea”

  1. wyyv — September 18, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    This is good to be drink during the hot days =] I wish to have one cup of that too.. Refreshing drink indeed~

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  2. Clare @ Mrs Multitasker — September 18, 2010 @ 11:56 pm

    Yay great now I can use up my remainder luo han guo from the last time I made watercress soup (and added luo han guo as per your excellent suggestion)! Thanks wiffy!

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    • wiffy replied: — September 21st, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

      wah still have leftover hehe… hope you like the drink as well :)

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  3. Cooking Gallery — September 19, 2010 @ 5:56 am

    Everytime I have a sore throat, my mum would always ask me if I can find luo han guo in Germany ;). I don’t really like it that much, but I think it does help a bit in my getting rid of the sore throat.

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    • wiffy replied: — September 21st, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

      yes it’s my alternative medicine for sore throat too!

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  4. Little Inbox — September 19, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    Good to have this on hot weather. Usually order Luo Han Guo drink from coffee shop, but never make it at home. Like the way you prepare it with Chrysanthemum and Ginseng.

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  5. Sunshine — September 19, 2010 @ 9:02 pm

    yummy! I also made this drink few times last week.

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  6. Pei-Lin — September 19, 2010 @ 11:52 pm

    羅漢果涼茶 is one of my fave traditional Chinese drinks! I prefer mine chilled. This comes handy on hot days like these!

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    • wiffy replied: — September 21st, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

      yes with our tropical climate, this drink is good for us!! hehe

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  7. zhuoyuan — September 20, 2010 @ 12:24 am

    hey wiffy,

    this is definitely a good choice of drink for the hot weather we have over here. I had no idea the extract was so much sweeter than sugar. I think i will leave out the ginseng if i make this. not used to the bitter taste of the ginseng

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    • wiffy replied: — September 21st, 2010 @ 6:53 pm

      It may not be sweet enough for you since you have a sweet tooth. You can add some sugar to taste if you want. Oh yes ginseng is slightly bitter so you can leave it out ;)

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  8. Reeni — September 20, 2010 @ 8:51 am

    I never heard of this before! But I love tea – and the fact that it is naturally sweet. Will have to order myself some!

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  9. MaryMoh — September 20, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    Love this…very refreshing. I love the after taste. Good for health. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  10. lisaiscooking — September 20, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    This sounds like a lovely tea. I wasn’t familiar with monk’s fruit or its sweetness. I’ll have to look for it and try this tea!

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    • wiffy replied: — September 21st, 2010 @ 6:56 pm

      This is a very Asian drink and I think it’ll be fun if you have a chance to try it out ^^

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