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Shen Chu Cha Tea

This traditional Chinese remedy treats a stuffy chest due to cold, flu, or Covid, and is especially helpful in the damp weather of the Bay Area. It can also be used for digestive system upsets: indigestion, vomiting, or diarrhea.

The tea comes in a brick that you break up before brewing. For more information, see the tea box.


  • 1 quarter brick of Shen Chu Cha Tea
  • 3 slices of thinly sliced ginger
  • 3½ cups water

Cooking Instructions

1. Bring tea, water, and ginger to at boil.

2. Let simmer for 10 minutes.

3. Strain and divide the tea into 3 portions.

4. Drink 1 warm cup of tea after each meal.