Red Date Drink (Confinement Recipe)
The Red Date Tea is more like a fruit tea that is good for mothers during their confinement months. This traditional recipe for mothers who are breast-feeding, is a time tested recipe that will help mothers “make” more milk and produce more breast-milk for their newborn babies. Red dates are easily available at the Chinese medicinal shops and can even be purchased online if you live in remote places.
Besides being a remedy for most ailments that new mothers would experience, the Red Date Tea – with its myriad of ingredients – is more than likely to cause the body to be heaty for the guys but for mummies, it actually helps to stabilize their confinement month and even help to lose weight.
I am using a crock pot to prepare this herbal brew for my wife who just recently delivered our newborn baby boy. I learnt this from the confinement nanny and I think this recipe rocks for those who are wondering what are the ingredients that go into this tea.
Tang Sheng (Dried Roots)
The confinement nanny says to prepare a thicker Red Date Tea, the proportion of the ingredients will have to be increased. The crock pot can prepare enough tea for the whole day.
Wolfberries have a naturally sweet and herbal taste, so you can put more of these if you like. I usually put two handfuls. Dried Longans are sweet, so depending on what you like, you can put in about 30 pieces. The Red Dates 20 pieces and Black Dates 4 pieces, these are great for that special herbal taste that does some wonders to the body, and Tang Sheng – Dried Root – that looks like ginseng, I will put in about 5 pieces as these can make the Tea somewhat sour. Don’t ask me why.
Pour in about 5 litres of water, and turn on the slow cooker for maybe 4-5 hours or overnight. That’s it. 🙂