• Easy Chinese Red Date Tea For Health (RECIPE)

    Easy Chinese Red Date Tea For Health (RECIPE)

    One of my favorite drinks for winter is honey with red date tea. Try this delicious and healthy drink on a chilly day to chase away the cold.

    Red dates or “??” in Chinese, it is a fruit that comes from a shade tree. When dried, it is higher in potassium, Vitamins B1&B2 and other minerals. It is believed to be antifungal, anti-inflammatory and also relieves stress. Studies show red dates improve digestion and is often used to soothe a sore throat.

    Ingredients:

    3 dried red dates (around ½ inch in diameter)
    1-teaspoon honey (manuka is best)
    1 cup water

    Instructions:

    1. Boil ½ cup water and rinse the red dates. When the water is boiled, place the red dates in the cup and pour over boiling water.
    2. In separate bowl, mix room temperature water to dissolve manuka honey. Since the honey has active cultures, its best not to dissolve it in hot water or it will significantly lose its health benefits.
    3. Slowly add the honey water to the cup and enjoy!
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    Kirby Koo is a freelance wellness & beauty writer and certified hot yoga instructor. A San Francisco-native living in Hong Kong, she has a background in dance which led her to discover her passion in wellness and natural beauty. Inspired by her grandfather who was a doctor during the 1950s-1970s in Hong Kong, she incorporates both Chinese medicinal properties with western medicine into her beauty DIY recipes. Visit her at Yoga With Kirby to keep up with her constant quest for natural beauty DIY recipes & yoga journey! Kirby is the author of the The Natural Beauty Chef blog on DoYouYoga.com.
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