Eight Treasure Tea (Ba Bao Cha)

My father in law made this tea during Chinese New Year. It tastes sooo good and I crowned it the PERFECT drink for this new year as it aids digestion, reduces body heat and relieves fatigue. Everything I need this new year after stuffing myself with so much oily and heaty food.

The 8 treasures in this tea are
– dried longan
– wolfberries
– red dates
– rock sugar
– tea leaves (as per your preference)
– dried raisins
– ginseng slice
– chrysanthemum

Just add hot boiling water to the above, let it simmer and VOILA! you get this refreshing, thirst quenching, delightful and mildly sweet drink.

If you are trying to impress someone of the older generation, like how I impressed my mum, I bet you will never go wrong with this one!
Mal loves it so much that he down 2 cups of the drink and asked for the 3rd one when we were in my parent in laws’ place!



  1. 4MalMal says:

    hi pauline, I searched through the net and realise that you can actually use different ‘treasure’ for this tea. I am happy with this one though 🙂

  2. TeaBling.com says:

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