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Rice Tea, tea not made by tea leaves

Source: hubei.gov.cn 05/20/2016 03:05:22

There is a kind of food in China which can not only quench one's thirst but also satisfy his hunger. It is named "Rice Tea", a special snack with local flavor in Jingmen City, Hubei Province.

The making of rice tea is very simple. Fry rice in a pan heated by medium fire, take it out of the pan after it turns yellow and somewhat burnt, rinse it with pure water, strain off the water, and replace it into the pan and boil it in pure water with vigorous fire until it "blossoms out", and then take it out of the pan and make it cool under natural condition. Featuring light yellow, intense fragrance, slight sweetness and slight acerbity without bitterness, the rice tea can not only be eaten as a substitute of rice, but also be drunk as a kind of tea. Moreover, it is an appropriate kind of food for sunstroke prevention and intra-temperature decrease in summer.

Still more, it has distinct efficacy of losing weight by absorbing the fat attached to stomach and intestines and excreting it out. Accordingly, the rice tea has a special effect of removing fat from intestines, preventing sunstroke, satisfying thirst, and protecting stomach.