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Belonging to the wax tree species Ligustrum robustum, it is another version of the Ku Ding Cha herbal tea, which is known for its strong bitter flavors and reputed health benefits.
Disperse wind-heat, clear the head and the eyes, and resolve toxin, thus being used for common cold, rhinitis, itching eyes, red eyes, and headache, it is said to calm fidgets and alleviate thirst, especially when one is suffering from a disease that causes fever or severe diarrhea. It transforms phlegm and alleviates coughing, thus used in treating bronchitis. Reduces cholesterol and lowers blood pressure. Finally, it is said to invigorate digestion and improve mental focus and memory.
Use 1 tablespoon per 8-10oz pot, use boiling water, steep for 30 seconds to a 1 minute with 190F water. Once the leaves are fully opened, its ready to be served. Can be reused many times. DO NO STEEP TOO LONG, it will be BITTER.