Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, September 27 – Fruit “tea” isn’t really tea as Westerners think of tea, but it is fruit water. It is popular with either dried or fresh fruit, or a mixture. I like to make it for something slightly sweet, and it’s good hot or cold. Today I put in honey dates, red dates, longans and orange peel. I’d say it’s best to leave it sit at least 20 minutes after adding hot water. You can add water once or twice more, and depending how long you’ve left it sit, sometimes the fruit is still yummy to eat :-) www.myownchinesebrocade.com
Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, July 5 – Ice cream bar flavors are quite different here in China. Starting with the large picture and going clockwise: durian, matcha green tea and red bean, red jujube (date) milk flavor, mung bean (often translated as green bean) and sweet corn! Hawthorn apple and taro and are also common. You can usually buy a “milk” flavored ice cream bar with chocolate coating, and sometimes vanilla, and there are usually mango and blueberry bars.