Winter Warming Tea: Longan Jujube

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Longan Jujube tea is a warming, beautifully spiced tea with added health benefits that is widespread in China during winter to fight the cold away. Let’s find out how this tea can make winter more enjoyable, the health benefits, and how you can make it home as one of your winter teas.

What is Longan Jujube Tea?

Usually, this tea is made with Ginger, Brown Sugar, Rose, Dried Longan and Goji Berries. This tea has high nutritional content and can make a healthy drink. Ginger tea is known for its digestive health benefits. Red dates are high in antioxidants which help improve heart function and lower cholesterol. Brown sugar has many other benefits. It improves blood circulation and helps reduce body fat. Additionally, it regulates blood pressure, improves sleep quality, and strengthens your immune system.

7 Key Health Benefits 

  • Fight against the common cold
  • Relieve menstrual discomfort
  • Relieve morning sickness
  • Address indigestion
  • Improve sleep for restful nights
  • Increase immunity and nourish your body
  • Relieves rheumatism and warms the body

Top Healing Ingredients 

Brown sugar and ginger

Brown sugar infused with ginger which has been crushed, when combining these ingredients, reduces body chills, promotes digestive and blood circulation, and aids with gas and bloating.

Chinese Dates 

Red dates or Chinese Dates help to restore blood, balance the mind and spirit, beautify skin, slow ageing and provide antioxidants.

Chinese red date (also known as Jujube or Chinese dried dates) is one of China’s most loved foods for their health benefits. The majority of jujube species are from China. It has been cultivated there for over 4,000 years. There are more than 400 cultivars. 

Red dates are enjoyed worldwide, including in Russia and southern Asia. Red dates are also known in Chinese as “Da Zao” or “Hong Zao” Chinese value red dates highly as a traditional Chinese medicinal herb. Jujube fruit is associated with positive Chinese meanings, including a sweet life and a flourishing enterprise, fertility, harmony, happiness, and a healthy lifestyle. Lastly, Many people will purchase quality red dates for special occasions and gift them to their family and friends.

woman picking longan fruit, perfect fruit for warming tea
Longan Fruit

Dried Longan

Dried Longan stimulates the spleen and promotes healthy heart function. Additionally, Longan is said to improve sleep quality and relieve anxiety, stress and tension. Lastly, Longan is known as a natural aphrodisiac.


Rose reduces menstrual discomfort and promotes beautiful skin. Also, Rose has been shown to reduce heart disease, help fight diabetes, and regulate weight when steeped in tea. Lastly, rose promotes good brain health.

Goji Berries

Goji Berries promote calmness, well-being and better sleep. Additionally, Goji has been shown to improve your eyesight. Finally, Goji berries have lowering cholesterol abilities.

Jujube Tea Recipe 

Here is a simple recipe to make your red date tea, or ‘Longan Jujube tea, ‘ yourself at home. Please give it a go and reap the benefits of this traditional Chinese tea. 

Winter Warming Tea: Longan Jujube to fight the Cold Away

Recipe by Michael, Catch a Sleep


  • Add everything to a large pan and cover it with a lid.
  • Place over medium heat, and let boil for 30 minutes or until the water is now a brown-rich colour. Taste and add more sugar if you want, or add some extra hot water if too strong.
  • Remove the tea from the heat and serve hot in your favourite mug!


  • Be creative and add cinnamon or honey!

Final thoughts on Longan Jujube Tea

Finally, Chinese Longan Jujube with Brown Sugar, Ginger, Rose and Goji berries is an ideal warming tea for those cold, blue days you need a pick-me-up. Additionally, it is packed full of healing and health properties. So try it today and reap the additional health benefits!

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Hi, I'm Michael. The creator and host of Catch a Sleep, a Blog and Youtube channel making wellness and mindful living content.

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