Recently in Vancouver

Monday, November 27, 2017 1 No tags Permalink 0

I was recently in Vancouver for a month. I try not to have regrets, but really wish I tried every cream puff at BETA5. This is a mango bubble tea cream puff. There’s milk tea mousse (!) inside the puff and mango curd on top…

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Eight Treasures Tea / Ba Bao Cha

Sunday, November 26, 2017 0 No tags Permalink 0

Pieces and parts for Eight Treasures Tea / Ba Bao Cha:

  • Green jasmine
  • Pearl chrysanthemum (for the respiratory system)
  • Goji berries (for the liver)
  • Lotus seeds (for the kidneys)
  • Baby rosebuds
  • Rock sugar
  • Jujube (for the blood)
  • Hawthorn (for digestion)

The above blend is from China Live in SF. I find lots of pleasure in tasting/comparing blends with the ones I make at home. I’ve also seen many variations that incorporate ginseng,¬†licorice, and dried tangerine peels. Teakha in Hong Kong offers a Ba Bao Cha brew at the cafe…

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