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Rare Chinese cinnamon tea offered at over $184,000 per kilogram at Hong Kong restaurant

  • A rare variety of Rougui tea from Glassbelly Tea Lab in Hong Kong costs approximately $184,615 per kilogram (2.2 pounds).
  • Glassbelly specializes in expensive oolong rock teas extracted from China’s Wuyi Mountains, making them among the most expensive tea varieties in the world.
  • One brew of the Niu Lan Keng Rougui, a rare cinnamon variety of Rougui tea, can be bought at Glassbelly for approximately $3,577.
  • The teas’ expensive price tags stem from their complex processes and rare nature.

A fine dining restaurant in Hong Kong is selling a rare variety of Chinese cinnamon tea for approximately $184,615 per kilogram (35.2 ounces).

Glassbelly Tea Lab, an upscale tea pairing restaurant located in Hong Kong, specializes in oolong rock teas, which are considered to be among the most expensive varieties of teas in the world. Glassbelly’s oolong rock teas are grown on rocks from the Wuyi Mountains in eastern China.

Drinking Really Hot Tea Almost Doubles Your Risk of Cancer, Study Finds

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Ah, tea — it’s the most widely consumed drink in the world, and a staple of the Asian (and, indeed, global) diet and lifestyle. But while its myriad health benefits are well-documented, the results of a new study might just be enough to give you pause before firing up the kettle for your next brew — particularly if you’re someone with the predilection for drinking your tea piping hot.

A team of researchers from Iran found that tea drinkers who preferred their beverage at temperatures of 60 degrees Celsius (140 degrees Fahrenheit) or higher and drank more than 700 ml (roughly two large cups) a day had a 90% higher risk of developing esophageal cancer compared to those who consumed less tea and at cooler temperatures.

8 Childhood Asian Drinks That Aren’t Boba

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When you first think of Asian drinks, your mind automatically jumps to milk tea.

But what many may not have realized is that there are tons of different drinks available right at your fingertips. All you have to do is visit your local Asian supermarket, or even hunt around your regular supermarket! You might be surprised. Here are nine asian drinks that you should get your hands on:

Japanese Woman Blasts Male Coworker for Sexist Office Tradition of Serving Men Tea

A Japanese woman shattered a common workplace custom called “ochakumi” where female office workers are expected to make and serve tea to male coworkers and company superiors after she got fed up with the sexist tradition.

Japanese Twitter user caron_M01 was at her limit after hearing a male coworker dropped a sexist remark regarding their office tradition “ochakumi,” which literally translates to “tea squad,” when he said: “Tea just tastes better when a girl pours it for you, you know.”

The Mystery of the ‘Two Finger Tap’ at the Dim Sum Table

I remember the very first time I went to eat Dim Sum. I was in my second year of college and visiting my LDR boyfriend at the time, a snarky Taiwanese guy who had moved to California as a teenager. I had so far enjoyed going to his favorite restaurants, as they had always proved to be crazy delicious.

This time around, I had no idea what kind of learning experience I was in for; I just knew that as those doors opened and the glorious smells wafted from the kitchen into the waiting area, I was going to be in for a treat.

Popular Chinese Herbal Tea Claims It Can Increase Life Expectancy By 10%

A popular herbal tea drink in China is said to have certain medicinal attributes that can increase a person’s life expectancy by 10%, but some Chinese netizens find the recent claims a bit hard to swallow.

Li Chuyuan, chairman of the Guangzhou Pharmaceutical Group, the state-owned parent company of the firm behind Wanglaoji, also known by its Cantonese name Wong Lo Kat, cited a government-funded research led by the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to back up the claim.