Koong Woh Tong
If you have been following my Facebook Page , then you might have already come across some photos of those tips and food facts. The actual fact is that all tea types are from a same plant called the Camellia Sinensis. The herbal tea on the other hand do not consist any part of the tea plant. The Chinese herbal tea, constantly known as medicinal herbal tea is a kind of tea made purely from Chinese medicinal herbs in Guangdong China. Since they don’t contain any part of the tea plant, I would say it is more of a tisane rather than actual tea. Because tisane is a general term for any non-caffeinated beverage made from the infusion or decoction of herbs or any spice like plant material, the herbal tea (also known as leong char) is better categorized as the tisane than tea.
According to the daily mail (2013), Herbal teas are all the rage for the many medicinal qualities they are supposed to possess. It’s claimed they can help with everything from easing a cold and indigestion to fighting infection and nausea.But when choosing a herbal tea remedy, make sure you pick the right one. While fruit flavoured teas – such as rosehip, apple and orange – tend to be delicious, they are developed for their flavouring more than anything else.Herbal teas on the other hand, such as thyme, peppermint and ginger have greater therapeutic virtues.
The Kwong Woh Tong originates from China and slowly expending their business to Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore. The outlets grow rapidly upon their arrival in Malaysia. Of which most are allocated in major shopping malls. In the older days, the herbal tea is something you purchase near the door step of traditional medicinal shop. Where else today, shops like this are getting so much lesser by popular demand in most places.
Here in Koong Woh Tong, there are two types of traditional herbal tea to choose from. One that is slightly bitter called the Wong Lou Kat and one that tasted a bit flowerish called the Five Flower Herbal Tea. I really like the first one. When drinking this, it is normally served with plum candy just to relief the bitterness from your palate. I like it even without it. Also available is their remedy medicinal powder to relief flu, cough, heat and or sore throat, which would be added into the bitter tea when consume.
Koong Woh Tong not only specializes in herbal tea but also the herbal jelly commonly known as the Guai Lin Kou. Its beneficial herbal jelly is made from more than twenty Chinese herbs which we believe it not only helps cooling down our inner body but good for our skin too. It is normally served with a pot of honey just so you can add it in to adjust the taste of this cooling jelly.
One can easily identify a Koong Who Tong outlet when you see this huge gold pot. You would never miss this and when you see this, you would know that you are at the right place.
Koong Woh Tong is widely available in major shopping complexes. I had mine in the One Utama outlet. Find your way to them in One Utama at:
1 Utama Shopping Centre Centre Court,
Ground FL, G51,
Lebuh Bandar Utama 47800
Tel (603) 77280899
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