Friday, January 22, 2010

Confinement drink: red date tea

In our Chinese tradition, during the confinement month the new mother should only drink red date tea. Since it is winter, it suits me well to have hot drinks all the times and it tastes really good. The tea is made from red dates, black dates, dried longan, ginger, tom sum & pat keh (Chinese herbs).

My aunt boils me the tea everyday. My family sent me the ingredients from Malaysia, unfortunately they only arrived during the third week of my confinement. At the first few weeks, she only boiled the tea with some gingers and red dates.

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