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With the onset of the famous Malaysian haze season and hot weather, undoubtedly some of you might be experiencing sore throat and maybe even ocassional fever these days. Which is nothing the ancient Chinese has never faced, hence the remedy, traditional herbal tea. Ya ya, you can tell me you order your “leong char” from kopitiam and maybe you drink it from one of those herbal tea shops, but nothing beats the economy of scale and wholesomeness that you get by doing it yourself.

Traditional Chinese Herbal Tea
good old herbal tea & rock sugar

Well, it’s easy really. Get the pre-packed herbal tea from one of the traditional Chinese Medicine shops, and I happened to know one at Taman Megah that sells more type of herbal tea leaves/herbs than you have fingers. They are priced from RM 5 to RM 10 for quite a big packet that is good enough for a huge pot.

Then of course, you boil it for an hour or two. Sift the solid stuff out when done, and add some old school rock sugar if you can’t take it straight. I prefer mine with the original taste though some types might be more bitter than most people can tolerate, but that’s what makes it great, no?

Traditional Chinese Herbal Tea
how easy can this be?

This stuff does wonder to the throat, I mean, if the Chinese Opera can continue singing for the demi-gods this month, what other proofs do you need? It’s simple to make, doesn’t require any fancy wok-works, and will make your mama proud. Take care of yourself, fight the haze, inside and out.

map to taman megah
this is where you can buy them

Discuss : KY cooks – Traditional Chinese Herbal Tea

  1. so yummy… boil some for me pls thx

  2. ya .. boil for me also.

    bring to futsal. 🙂

  3. looking at the state of my kitchen, boiling some herbal tea for myself would be a bad idea. so fucking dirty, i’ll probably suffer from food poisoning and die.

  4. OMG… really this time of the year when i come back to my lovely home it’ll be hazy~ MY LOVELY NIEGHBOURING COUNTRY~ just what the hell is wrong wif u guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Uhmm…eww. Just eww. LOL

    I’m 100% Cina, but all these chinese herbal tea/soup knocks me out cold everytime I get a taste of it. I don’t even like “leong cha”, not to mention this black stuff you just made haha.

  6. wow! So much of Chrysanthemum! Very *kau*!

  7. Nice, good to have this after my chicken buffet 🙂

  8. One big pot u cook until one small cup left only ar?! OMG. 😉

  9. titoki,
    no la, got another big 2 liter bottle.

  10. FireAngel

    Boil for my mummy!!! HAhahah!

  11. i didnt know leong char contained crysanthemum. or did u add it yourself? O_o

  12. once i tried cook these leong char end up a lizzard died inside the pot -_-” i never cook again..

  13. foodcrazee

    nice …..but dude – leave the sugar out next time….then its good

  14. Aya,
    That’s a prepacked herbal tea, with crysanthemum and lotsa other types of ingredients.


    I didn’t put the sugar at all. 🙂

  15. my mum alwys put crysanthemum wit “jin ying hua” n “gan chao”(sorry i don noe how to pronounce to english tat both herbal leafs) after 15minutes cook thn left it cool n mix wit honey.

  16. wei cannot like that.

    KY leh. must go the “yok choi pou” find the suitable herbs n stuffs, n claypot-boil the herb tea to perfection ma.

    must pro..hehe.

  17. Mom makes this kind of Chinese herbal tea in summer too and instead of rocky sugar, she puts honey. It’s quite alright as cold drink in summer

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