The Chinese have a long list of traditional drinks that have existed for centuries. While tea is the most common of them all, the people still have a flare for other beverages common in different parts of the world. You can’t have a great time in China without trying out any of these cool drinks. Baijiu is the name for a category of liquors made in China and consumed by many people across the board. There are at least a dozen varieties of these made from grains wheat, barley, and millet. Baijiu has been distilled since the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). The drink is served at room temperature in small cups and glasses, and people take it most likely with food rather than alone. Baijiu is classified by aroma, categories, brands, and there are a couple of infusions that people mix it with. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The Chinese people have enjoyed tea for millennia, with scholars and nobility recorded in history to have consumed it as a form of class and privilege. When you’re in China, you have a variety of tea options to choose from, based on their taste and preparation. Wang Lao Ji (sweet tea) is one of the most popular canned China soft drinks due to its refreshing taste and flavor. Milk tea is also not just popular in China but in anywhere in the world where Chinese people abode. Jelly tea is found anywhere milk tea is found, especially in chains like Yi Dian Dian and Coco. Cheese tea is also very common and is now available in more chains and standalone drink shops. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Huangjiu is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks in the world. Known as yellow wine, the drink is a favorite in many places across every area in China. To make the drink, water is added to rice, millet, sorghum, and wheat. Huangjiu also has many health benefits which is one of the reasons why it has remained popular for a very long time now. It contains over 12 amino acids that are essential for growth and development. Interestingly, there are varieties of Huangjiu that are aged and sold as premium products, some of them even reaching over 20 years before they are sold and consumed. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
Throughout China, you’ll find places where they are drinking coconut milk. Coconut milk is produced from grating the meat of the fruit. Then, sugar and water are added to make it tasty and consistent, which makes it better than coconut water. Although China as a whole enjoys it, those in the southern parts of the country enjoy it more. Click the next ARROW to see the next photo!
The wine originated from Taiwan, and it’s now made and sold in mainland China and Taiwan. The alcohol content in the product is around 38-63%, and it tastes like hot pepper, vanilla pudding, and rice powder. There are different brands of the drink, so when you’re in China, you should give it a try. At present, Kaoliang Wine is the world’s highest alcohol content, up to 92% produced by Chyi Leh Wei Distillery.