Life in China: A Picture a Day 2016, January 9 - Luo Han Guo, or Monkfruit, is one of my favorite Chinese teas. I like to buy the whole dried fruit, cut it in fourths, add it to my Chinese tea cup (with infuser and lid), add hot water, steep, and enjoy! It has a delicious natural sweetness and I have been told it is good for respiratory problems, cough and sore throat. You can refill for about another 2-3 cups from the same fruit….so you get at least 12 cups from one dried fruit (which costs 1-3 yuan or 15-45 cents usd). Recently, luohanguo powder has become available in the USA as an alternative sweetener.