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What is Chinese "Liang Cha?"


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What is Chinese "Liang Cha?"

Pei | | Sep 17, 2009 06:31 PM

I suddenly find myself craving a particular Chinese herbal tea most commonly referred to as liang cha. Since that directly translates as "cool tea" I'm having trouble finding any good information about how to go about purchasing it.

Is this something I go to an herbal shop for? Does it come loose leaf, in bags, or is "liang cha" a generic term like "chai," wherein each herbal shop would make its own signature blend? Or is the term more specific, like "crysanthemum," where it'll pretty much taste the same wherever I go?

Something tells me I'll have better luck at herbal shops than tea shops, but perhaps I'm wrong. Any ideas, hounds?

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