Since discovering corn husk tea, I have been on a mission to seek out other Korean drinks, and there is a veritable treasure trove of them.
My latest find is powdered plum tea. It comes in sachets and you dissolve it in hot water to make a lightly sweet version of sng buay chwee, Hokkien for sour plum drink.
It is, truth be told, a little more refined than its Chinese cousin. Drunk hot, it is a good digestif after meals. Chilled, it provides relief on hot days.
Plum Tea, $8.30 for a box of 20 sachets from Lotte Mart Telok Ayer, 186 Telok Ayer Street, tel: 6423-0115, open: 10.30am to 9.30pm daily
This article was first published on April 6, 2015.
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