Chinese Tea Recipes 3

Duzhong Tea

Common Name:

Duzhong tea

Duzhong

Generic Name:

Cortex Eucommiae

Herbal Indications:

Promotes kidney and liver functions i.e., hypertension with dizziness, aching lower back, frequent urination at night, weakened vision, etc; strengthens bones; treats a lack of strength especially in the limbs.

Contraindications:

Allergic reactions to the herb; cold and flu symptoms.

Others:

It is commonly used as a tonic. Always pick the thicker bark with silky threads that are present inside when the bark is broken.

Common Dosage:

3 - 9 grams

Ingredients:

Duzhong (10g), 4 seedless red dates

Preparations:

Simmer the ingredients with 2 cups of water for one hour. Filter. Take one dose per day.

Others:

This recipe is helpful for aching lower backs and dizziness due to high blood pressure. See your doctor if symptoms persist.


Mums Tea

Common Name:

Juhua, Chrysanthemum flowers Tea

Chrysanthemum Flowers

Generic Name:

Flos Chrysanthemum

Herbal Indications:

Cleansing effects; fever; dizziness due to hypertension; promotes liver functions; red eyes due to allergies; flu symptoms; headaches; eye diseases.

Contraindications:

Allergy to pollen; dizziness due to low blood pressure; anemia; very weak physical conditions.

Common Dosage:

3 - 9 grams

Ingredients:

Mums flower (10g), Green tea leaves (2g)

Preparations:

Brew ingredients with 300ml of water for 10 - 15 minutes.

Others:

Both ingredients can lower the resistance of germs and viruses so that they have less chance to multiply. The body's defense system can quickly eliminate the invaders.


Sanqi-ginseng Tea

Common Name:

Sanqi Tea

Radix Notoginseng

Generic Name:

Notoginseng

Herbal Indications:

Eliminates bruises; stops bleeding; reduces swelling due to trauma and pain; lowers cholesterol; anti-aging; cleanses the circulatory system; hypertension; steamed ingredients become a tonic for general weakness.

Contraindications:

Don't use during pregnancy. Cold and flu; anti-coagulant therapy; extremely weak physical conditions, allergic reactions to the herb.

Others:

Collect the plants before flowering from clean fields of hillsides. Cab be dried in the sun for future use.

Common Dosage:

3 - 9 grams

Ingredients:

1 gram Sanqi powder, 2 grams Green tea leaves, 1 gram B.C. Ginseng powder

Preparations:

Brew the ingredients with 1.5 cups of water for 10 - 15 minutes. Take once a day.

Others:

This is helpful in lowering cholesterol levels and cleansing the circulatory system. When used as a tonic, mix one tablespoon of powder into chicken soup during cooking. Use a ceramic pot.



Cleansing Tea

Common Name:

 

Jinyinhua Tea

Jinyinhua

Generic Name:

Flos Lonicerae

Herbal Indications:

Cleansing effects; fever; infectious skin conditions; common cold; sore throat.

Contraindications:

Allergy to pollen, very weak physical conditions; anemia.

Common Dosage:

4 - 12 grams

Ingredients:

Jinyinhua (2g), Chrysanthemum flower (2g) Tea

Preparations:

Brew the ingredients with 500ml of boiling water for 20 minutes. Use as a fluid supplement.

Others:

It is a good cleanser for viral infections with fever, dehydration, sore throat, stomachitis, restlessness, emotional upset, and frequent angry outbursts. When tea leaves are added, it will become a very pleasant pot of tea.


Ginger Date Tea

Common Name:

Ginger Tea

Ginger

Generic Name:

Rhizoma Zingiberis Recens

Herbal Indications:

Chill and cold; Common cold symptoms, calming effects, nausea; eliminates phlegm and stop coughs; morning sickness; motion sickness; loss of appetite; vomiting.

Contraindications:

Fever; allergic reactions to ginger. Hyper acidic conditions of the stomach.

Others:

For therapeutic effects, mature ginger is used with the skin on. Young ginger is used with the skin on. Young ginger is delicious for cooking.

Common Dosage:

Ingredients:

3 - 6 slices Ginger, 2 seedless red dates Tea

Preparations:

Brew the ingredients with one mug of water for 15 minutes. One teaspoon of honey added will become a delicious drink.

Others:

Gastric discomfort, loss of appetite; indigestion; cold limbs; nausea.



Chuanxiong Tea

Common Name:

 

Chuanxiong Tea

Chuanxiong

Generic Name:

Rhuzoma Chuanxiong

Herbal Indications:

General weakness with the frequent anemic dizziness conditions; promotes Qi flow; nerve pain due to poor circulatory problems; menstrual imbalance; PMS; menstrual pain; lower abdominal pain; rib pain; sprained injuries; headaches; arthritis.

Contraindications:

Allergic reactions to the herb; fever.

Others:

Chuanxiong has a very strong aroma. Use small amounts in the beginning. It is frequently prescribed for headaches and migraines.

Common Dosage:

3 - 15 grams

Ingredients:

Chuanxiong (3g), Black tea leaves (4g)

Preparations:

Simmer the Chuanxiong with 1.5 cups of water for 30 minutes and add the tea leaves in for 5 minutes (heat off).

Others:

It is helpful for different kinds of headaches and a migraine, bodily aches and pains.


Three Fruit Tea

Common Name:

 

Fig, Date, Plum Tea

Figs(Fig) Date( Date)

Herbal Indications:

Chronic constipation; intestinal cleansing.

Contraindications:

Diabetic individuals should calculate the calories before using the recipe. Diarrhea; allergic reactions to the ingredients.

Others:

The ingredients have a high fiber and natural sugar content.

Common Dosage:

10 grams each

Ingredients:

Equal amounts of fig, date and plum (or one of each)

Preparations:

Simmer the ingredients with 1.5 cups of water for 15 minutes. Take the residue with fluid.

Others:

For chronic constipation - bowel cleansing. The ingredients can be cooked into a paste-like jelly and stored in the refrigerator, Take one tablespoon of paste and mix with hot water to create a drink.