The Peach Blossom Festival
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, by Web Admin, 5 min reading time
The Peach Blossom Festival 桃花節 The Peach Blossom Festival combines our love of the sweet almond and honey aroma of the blossoms and tart, fragrant peach flavored teas.The people celebrate nature and the change of seasons from Spring’s lovely peach blossoms to Autumn’s healing chrysanthemum flowers. Wing Hop Fung loves all foods healthy and delicious, especially peaches and teas.
Each year in March and April, thousands of peach trees bloom in south China. The Peach Blossom Festival in Shanghai combines our love of the sweet almond and honey aroma of the blossoms and tart, fragrant peach flavored teas. People celebrate nature and the change of seasons from Spring’s lovely peach blossoms to Autumn’s healing chrysanthemum flowers.
Since 1991, Shanghai has held the Peach Blossom Festival in the large Nanhui District. While enjoying hundreds of peach trees in the area, you can listen to traditional Chinese music played by ethnic folk musicians and watch dancers and acrobats. You can also have picnics and view the fish ponds. During the festival, many local farmers and residents open their homes to visitors who enjoy playing with fish nets or farm animals and have a family meal together.
Wing Hop Fung loves all foods healthy and delicious, especially peaches and teas.
Oolong tea is blended with dried, sweetened peaches and delicate marigold petals. Enjoy the floral nuances of Oolong, with a hint of peaches and a delicate, fruity sweet finish. Oolong tea enhances digestion and boosts metabolism. Enjoy the amber-colored tea hot or over ice. Sweeten with a drop of honey to enhance the fruity, woodsy, peachy flavors.
Indulge your taste buds with this green tea blend that boasts delicate, tart, and peachy notes. Peach Paradise is made of select green tea, dried peach, apple, marigold, and hibiscus. Hibiscus flowers are:
Marigold tea drunk three times a day, alleviates cramps, and aids digestion. It will also bring relief for nausea, stomach ulcers, and menstrual discomfort. (Britannica.com)
Peach Orchard Fruit Tea has tart peach and citrus notes that are sure to please. This tea is caffeine-free, high in vitamin C, and excellent as is or sweetened, hot or iced. Peach Orchard is made from hibiscus, dried peach, apple, orange peel, and marigold. Hibiscus flowers are:
Enjoy the fruits of the garden: This tea is made with a blend of cherries, roselle, peach, pineapple, raisins, blueberry, rose petals, and a natural tart, fruity and floral flavor that will surely delight your palate.
Full of antioxidants and vitamin C, it can enhance your natural glow. Enjoy it hot, with some sweetener of your choice. To enjoy flavored ice, we recommend brewing strong with boiling water, adding a add a bit of sweetener and fresh fruits as garnish and serve the tea over ice!
Tears of peach/Prunus persica/Peach gum is an Asian beauty secret guarded by generations of women who enjoy a lovely complexion.
Tao Jiao, the mild resin collected from Chinese peach trees, is rich in collagen, galactose, rhamnose, an anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating, skin-beautifying natural sugar, and amino acids. Collagen does far more than make our skin look youthful and taut. It’s a triple-helix protein that makes up a good deal of our body mass, in the form of tendons, bones, muscles and, yes, skin. Collagen is present in our corneas and the space between each vertebra. It’s a critical part of the human body, and peach resin is used in traditional Chinese medicine to replenish and preserve it.
Peach tree gum, a resin secreted from the bark of Rosaceae peach or mountain peach is harvested in summer. Rinse it and soak it in water overnight, wash away impurities, and dry it. [When soaked, it expands 8-10 times it size and the dried gum has a long shelf life.]
The taste is mildly sweet and its effects are neutral [not heating and is slightly cooling.] Peach gum is used medicinally for diabetes, urinary tract infection, dysentery, and blood cleansing.
A Recipe: Papaya stewed peach gum
1 papaya, 10 grams (1/8 cup) of peach gum.
Peach gum is soaked in clean water for more than 12 hours until it becomes soft and the volume can increase more than 10 times. 10 grams of peach gum is enough for two meals.
It is sweet, soft, juicy and soothing.
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