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Drinks in China

By:Alice
During the long history of China, Chinese people have formed its own special drinking habits. Let’s check out what’s the favorite drinks in China and you can definitely try some of them when traveling in China.


Tea
Nowadays, tea is known as the "National Drink" of China. Scientific research has proved that tea contains some biochemical elements, which are closely related to human health. According to Chinese people, tea can refresh and purify the mind, clean up the summer heat, help with digestion, lose weight and be beneficial to the eyes. In addition, tea has pharmacological effects on some modern diseases such as radiation sickness, senile cardiovascular disease and cancer. Therefore, in China, traditional tea is also made into food, drink, medicine and other products. It is said that during the Tang Dynasty (618-907), the emperor asked a 130-year-old monk, "what medicine can keep you alive so long?" The monk replied, "I have never taken any medicine except drinking tea. Wherever I go, I'll have a cup of tea."


Beer
Beer, a low-alcohol drink made from fermented wheat grains, is one of Chinese favorites in summer.. Beer has diuretic effect, can promote gastric juice secretion and relieve tension. Appropriate drinking beer or wine can improve the liver detoxification, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes artery obstruction, ert. It contains a variety of amino acids, vitamins, low molecular sugar, inorganic salts and various enzymes. These nutrients are easily absorbed and used by the body. The low molecules of sugars and amino acids in beer are easily digested and absorbed, producing so much heat in the body that beer is often referred to as "liquid bread".


Milk Tea
Milk tea was once the daily drink of nomads in northern China, with a history of at least one thousand years.  The Mongolian plateau and the central Asian region's milk tea has not changed for thousands of years. It is still the daily drinking  showing hospitality to guests. Other regions have different flavors of milk tea, such as chai, which is famous for its special spices added to masala. Silk stockings tea originated in Hong Kong and pearl tea originated in Taiwan are also unique. Milk tea with milk and tea, is one of the home foods, popular in the world.


Alcohol (Baijiu)
China's baijiu, one of the world's six most famous liquors (the other five are brandy, whisky, rum, vodka and gin), is produced in a more sophisticated way, using sorghum, corn, rice and wheat. The most famous brand is Maotai, which is called "National Wine". It is said that an empty bottle once filled with Maotai wine, will give off its fragrance for a few days. There are also Wuliangye, Luzhou Laojiao and other excellent brands. They are all winners of the Panama International Exposition. To facilitate its slow ripening process, the wine is stored for 4-5 years, during which time full aromas and flavours develop, thus ensuring that it is a most enjoyable drink to be served to VIPs.


Coffee
Coffee is a drink made from roasted coffee beans. Along with cocoa and tea, it is the main drink popular in the world. Daily consumption of coffee is made from coffee beans with different kinds of cooking utensils. The coffee beans  refer to the inside of the coffee tree fruit nut. and then people use the appropriate method to cook it till the taste becomes savoury.

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