The custom of drinking ground tea for good health began in China as early as the year 220, in the Three Kingdoms period.
The Hakka People are the genius minds behind the original Lei Cha. Migrating south through China, the Hakkas were war-torn, constantly moving and their supplies were lacking.
The welcoming and entertaining of guests is extremely important to the Hakka’s. But they were poor. There was only a little grain at home. They feared that they would not be good hosts.
The little roasted grains and some tea leaves were placed in a mortar and pestle, slowly grinding and brewing with hot water, suddenly the brew was overflowing with scent, and the mixture transformed into a tea that quenched hunger and thirst. Lei Cha was born!
Lei Cha isn’t just a drink, behind it is the tough pioneer spirit of the Hakka ancestors and their cleverness in developing the perfect recipe for it!
The Hakka elderly believe that “hard-work, light food, and regular drinking of tea” is the main reason for their health and longevity. The spirit of these ancestors and new ingenuity is helping us bring the traditional Lei Cha tea culture into today’s market.
Today Scientific matching and years of research has been used to produce the health-giving tea in order to maximize the benefits for the human body. We’ve teamed up with an award-winning artisanal tea maker in Taiwan to make authentic LEI CHA varieties available down under for the first time.
Some of the Varieties include Zing Skin Tea – an almond and green tea blend ( both good for your skin) which has additional benefits of buckwheat, green peas, oats and sorghum just to name a few.
Another unique flavour is the cleansing burdock blend. Used in both western herbalism and Chinese medicine for thousands of years, burdock root is prized for its ability to purify the blood and liver, and for its cooling, anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the other health promoting ingredients include poria mushroom, barley, buckwheat and ginko biloba.
To find out more about our different varieties head over to our store – www.leicha.com.au/shop