Sour Plum Drink
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Suanmeitang or Sour Plum Drink is a wonderful drink for a hot summer day. Drink a cup of ice sour and sweet plum soup is the happiest thing in summer.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 45 mins
Total Time1 hr 55 mins
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Sour Plum Drink, Suanmeitang
Servings: 8
Calories: 45kcal


  • 50 g Dried Sour Plum 乌梅
  • 5 g Licorice 甘草
  • 20 g Chenpi / Dried Orange Peel 陈皮
  • 10 g Dried Hawthorn 山楂
  • 10 g Mulberry 桑葚
  • 10 g Dried Hibiscus Flower 洛神花
  • 3 g Dried Osmanthus Flower 桂花
  • Mint Leaves(薄荷叶)
  • 100 g Rock Sugar
  • 2 L Water


  • Preparation all of the ingredients.
  • Wash everything except rock sugar and osmanthus.
  • Put them in a non-woven bag.
  • Put the bag in a pot, pour 2 liters of water and soak for about an hour.
  • Prepare Rock sugar.
  • Bring the soaked ingredients to the boil over high heat, then simmer for about 40 minutes.
  • Pour in rock sugar and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the dried osmanthus.
  • Pour Sour Plum Drink into a glass, wait for it to cool to room temperature, and then refrigerate in the refrigerator for better taste.
  • Serve it.