Tea is one of the most iconic representatives of Asian culture though different regions have their own brewing techniques and types of tea.
“Salty tea” is a unique drink from Shanwei in Southern China. The drink usually includes tea leaves, peanuts, sesame, fried rice and salt.
根據「超好吃」(“Really Yummy”) 老闆Rin Fung所述，擂茶中的「擂」具有「將東西碾壓成細末狀」的意思，也就是此名稱的由來。
According to Rin Fung, the owner of “Really Yummy,” “Lei” means “to grind” in Chinese which is how the name “lei cha” or “ground tea” came to be.
People in Shanwei gave “lei cha” a personal twist by adding salt into the ingredients; thus, the “salty tea” was born.
According to Fung, it’s part of the Shanwei people’s tradition to serve salty tea to guests.
“We enjoy serving salty tea as it helps build stronger ties between people,” she explained.