Ba Bao Cha (Eight Treasures)

Tea type
Fruit Herbal Blend
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Acidic, Citrus, Dill, Dried Fruit, Herbaceous, Honey, Licorice Root, Pepper, Pickles, Savory, Sweet, Syrupy, Tangerine, Thick
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “From the Tea Thoughts spring countdown box. This tisane actually reminds me of pickles. I think it must be the chrysanthemum giving me that connotation, as it often tastes a bit savory/peppery, so...” Read full tasting note

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A full and fruity traditional blend of nine herbs: jujube date, longan, goji, ginseng, hawthorn fruit, tangerine peel, chrysanthemum, Chinese licorice, and young bamboo leaf. Used for balanced support of the immune system in Chinese herbalism.

Our Seven Cups Eight Treasures was formulated by a highly-regarded herbalist local to Sichuan province. The recipe was written to yield a rich herbal brew, balanced in its components to be both nutritious and gentle enough to drink every day. The herbs in our Eight Treasures herbal tea are sourced individually and fresh each season. Eight Treasures is a very popular herbal tea throughout China.

The herbs include:
• Jujube date for the blood
• Gui yuan (longan) for the blood
• Goji (wolfberries) for the liver and kidneys
• Ginseng for energy
• Sahn zha (hawthorn fruit) for digestion
• Chengpi (tangerine peel) for digestion
• High elevation snow chrysanthemum flower for the respiratory system
• Young bamboo leaves for cooling
• Chinese licorice to soothe the throat

This herbal tea is caffeine-free, and each package contains 7 individually wrapped packets.

About Seven Cups View company

Seven Cups is an American tea company based in Tucson, Arizona. We source traditional, handmade Chinese teas directly from the growers and tea masters who make them, and we bring those teas back from China to share with people everywhere.

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From the Tea Thoughts spring countdown box.

This tisane actually reminds me of pickles. I think it must be the chrysanthemum giving me that connotation, as it often tastes a bit savory/peppery, so I could see it making me think of dill. I’m surprised that it’s not sweeter given the classic jujube, longan, and hawthorn fruits included. I do taste a bit of that syrupy sweet quality from the fruit, but I think mostly I’m getting chrysanthemum and the tangerine peel, which together are giving me pickles. I don’t think I’ve ever had bamboo leaf, so not sure what that is adding.

Anyway, not quite what I expected given my previous experience with similar TCM tisanes, but still very interesting and strangely enjoyable! :P

The licorice does build a bit as I sip, which gives it a stronger sweetness.

Flavors: Acidic, Citrus, Dill, Dried Fruit, Herbaceous, Honey, Licorice Root, Pepper, Pickles, Savory, Sweet, Syrupy, Tangerine, Thick

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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