Dang Shen Tea (with Black Dates, Ginger, Longan, Goji Berry)

Dang Shen Tea (with Black Dates, Ginger, Longan, Goji Berry)

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Chinese
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6 cups
Author: Marvellina
Nourishing dang shen tea is suitable for women who are doing confinement after giving birth. It can be easily prepared with Instant Pot or on the stove.
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  • 8- 10 pieces black dates
  • 3 inch fresh ginger peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 10 pieces dried longan
  • 10-12 1-inch Dang Shen root pieces
  • 1 1/2 litres water


Prepare the ingredients:

  • Wash all the dried Chinese herb ingredients. Thinly slice the ginger as it helps to release more flavor. When you buy the Dang Shen from the Chinese Medical Hall, ask them to cut the root into 1-inch pieces if possible

Prepare the tea on the stove:

  • Pour 1 1/2 litre of water into a medium pot or saucepan. Add all the ingredients. Bring to a boil and then lower the heat to simmer. Cover and let it simmers for about 1 hour

Prepare the tea with Instant Pot pressure cooker:

  • Pour 1 1/2 litre of water into inner pot of Instant Pot. Add all the ingredients. Cover the lid. Turn the steam release valve to "sealing". Press "pressure cooker" and make sure it's on "high pressure". Set the timer to 10 minutes. Wait 5 minutes and then release pressure


  • The dang shen tea needs to be served warm


  • The tea can be stored in a jar along with the herbs to let them steep further, in the refrigerator, for up to one week max. Simply reheat on the stove or microwave until warm