China has plenty of its own delectable drinks to offer. With thousands of years’ development, Chinese drink are indispensable to its culture, presently enjoying world-wide fame and a positive reputation. So if you’re planning to visit China, there’s a good chance you may come across a tipple or two. Here are a few of the country’s more notable alcoholic beverages, and a couple of popular soft drinks. Just pick your favourite taste or try something new! Cheers!
1. Baijiu Drinking in China
Baijiu began to resemble its original form around 1368. It is one of the most consumed alcoholic drinks in China made up from grain. Baijiu precisely means “white alcohol” or spirits. It is served in small cups or glasses, though drinkware varies by region. It is traditional to drink baijiu with food rather than on its own. Ranging from 40 to a whopping 60% alcohol by volume content, the national liquor is not for the faint of heart.
2. Beverages Drink in China
As living standards have improved in China, beverage consumption has changed. The beverage market in China is one of the fastest growing markets in the Chinese food industry. Coffee, Carbonated Beverages, Juice, Milk and Protein beverages are favored by most people.
3. Tea Drinking in China
China is the homeland of tea and and tea has become the national drink. In China, there are various drinking habits and customs in different ethnic groups or different regions. Southwest China is the origin of tea tree, and Yunnan is the most famous province producing tea, such as Puer. Jiangnan tea area has the most famous tea in China, such as Bi Luo Chun tea. South China is the main producing area of Olong tea.
4. Wine Drinking in China
Wine has a long history in China and wine consumption has grown dramatically since the economic reforms of the 1980s. Ningxia wines have received international recognition. Notable wine-producing regions include Xinjiang, Beijing, Yantai, Zhangjiakou in Hebei, Yibin in Sichuan, Tonghua in Jilin, Taiyuan in Shanxi, and Ningxia.
Kaoliang wine in China
Kaoliang wine, Gaoliang wine or sorghum wine is a strong distilled liquor of Chinese origin made from fermented sorghum. It is a type of unflavoured baijiu. The liquor originates from Dazhigu (大直沽, located east of Tianjin), first appearing...
Baijiu or shaojiu Drinking in China
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Huangjiu or “yellow wine” in China
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