Traditional Chinese Name: 竹蔗茅根精
A traditional Chinese drink which helps cool the body and reduce heatiness. It’s natural sweetness is perfect for hot summer days and this can be drank cold or hot. It is commonly found as a drink in most herbal dessert shops and is even bottled commercially.
What Ingredients are required?
1 bunch of fresh sugar cane
1 bunch of Rhizoma Imperatae
8-10 fresh water chestnuts
2 fresh corn
2 fresh carrots
2 L of water
How do I prepare it?
Begin boiling your soup water
Begin boiling another pot of water to blanch Imperatae
Cut carrots, corn, water chestnuts and sugar cane
When second water boils, blanch Imperatae
When soup water boils, add all ingredients together
Boil on medium heat for a good 1 hour
Serve and enjoy!
This drink eliminates heatiness and helps cool the body
It is particularly refreshing when served cool in hot summer days
Naturally sweet and requires no sugar
It is not recommended for women who are menstruating or in the first trimester of their pregnancy as it is too cooling.