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Da Youcha – A Local Tea-drinking Custom in Guangxi

Da Youcha – A Local Tea-drinking Custom in Guangxi

Da Youcha is a local tea-drinking custom in Guangxi. Da (make) refers to the preparation process of this unique food, and Youcha (oil tea) is the name of this unique food.

The climate of Guangxi is cold and wet. Drinking Youcha keeps people away from cold and helps people prevent disease. Da Youcha is a kind of wisdom that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is said that the local people will feel sick if they do not drink Youcha for a day.

The common ingredients of Youcha are glutinous rice, peanuts, corn kernels, chopped scallions, tea and oil, etc. More abundant ingredients are added to Youcha when it is served to guests. The taste of Youcha is unique and rich. When you try is at the first time, you may not be used to the taste. But you will gradually fall in love with it after drinking it for several times.

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