On a sweltering hot day like this, don’t you just wish you could have some refreshing and cooling drink to quench your thirst?
Maybe not bubble tea, though, for the pearls and milk get sticky in your throat especially with the hot weather. The gas from fizzy drinks like Coke is bound to get you bloated and burping later as well.
I guess at times like this, you can always fall back on good old traditional Chinese herbal tea – the cold kind, of course.
It’s quite a popular drink amongst the older crowd who prefer to drink something healthier, but somehow, I don’t think youths would choose to drink Chinese herbal tea willingly.
I’m sure many youths, like myself, have an aversion to drinks like these especially as it has “herbal” in its name. It must stem from the trauma of years of visiting Chinese doctors and drinking their “herbal” medicine which tastes more bitter than anything else in the world. There’s just a bad misconception to herbal tea, especially if it’s from China – it must be bitter, right?
That’s also what I thought when my boss asked me to review this drink, and I immediately had to ask if it was bitter or not before I was willing to take it. It was then that I realised I’m wrong and that not all herbal tea was bitter. I blame the Chinese medicine.
It’s far from bitter, by the way. So, how does it actually taste?
Wong Lo Kat Herbal Tea
Upon opening the bottle, you’ll know that it’s not a bitter drink at once – the sweet sugary smell will hit you like a wrecking ball. It smells slightly of herbal medicine too, only for how rich the herb smell is.
It has that normal thin consistency that tea usually is, and tastes just as sweet as it smells, yet there are remaining traces of slight herbal taste.
I find it quite refreshing as well – even when it isn’t cold, the drink is cooling enough by itself and is smooth on the throat.