Friday, November 21, 2014

Lei Cha 擂茶

Lei Cha is a traditional Hakka tea-based beverage or gruel. Lei cha is very traditional among Hakkas in Mainland China, especially Southern China. It is also popular in Taiwan, Malaysia, and any locales with a substantial Hakka diaspora population. The custom began in the Three Kingdoms period. (Wikipedia, 2014)

I was having Lei Cha in BMS Organic restaurant at Setia Walk with my friend few weeks ago. Once a while, I like the full vegan meal as it will help to detox my body...

Condiments for Lei Cha
Lei Cha set
To enjoy the meal, you have to pour all the condiments into the bowl, then pour the cha (inside the tea pot)... Hurray~ you may enjoy your meal.

Have you eaten Lei Cha before?

2 comments:

zerachiel said...

although i am a fan of Chinese food, never heard of this, plus became a vegetarian last year, i haven't bumped across this name on any Chinese vegan restaurant menus...

So the tea substitutes the gravy ? Hmmmm, ponder how it tastes...

TZ said...

Zerachiel: I like this as the tea taste a bit light herbs and peppermints. :)