China Memoirs #7
“Wo ai cha!” means, “I love tea!” literally in Mandarin Chinese spelled in pinyin. Green tea is a popular drink in the land of China, both mainland and the associated regions of Hong Kong and Macau. There are many varieties, 80% of which comes from the mainland of China itself.
Currently my wife, Jessie and I are imbibing a scrumptious and delectable drink called lucha (lew cha). This the essential Chinese name for green tea on the mainland and specifically in Mandarin. It also has Jasmine flower mixed in, to sweeten the bitter edge that can be associated with green teas.
My wife still loves her guihua (gway hwah) or osmanthus tea so much more, but when we decide to mix both the guihua and lucha together… well that is a party no one would forget 😉
Well… today is a day of relaxation. With that I bid you adieu.