Rock Sugar (3 reviews)

Hung Fook Tong Qing Bu Liang Drink

Hung Fook Tong Qing Bu Liang Drink

On a recent trip to the Asian market Mark decided to get a bunch of things he had never heard of before to expand his palate’s horizons. He picked up some job’s tears seeds, fragrant solomonseal rhizome, lily bulbs, lotus seeds, longan, gordon euryale seeds, and coastal glehnia root. He was so proud of his haul that Mike went right home and set out to make supper. That is where the troubles arose. No matter what he did with any of these ingredients the results were not very tasty. He tried to make tofu, pasta and even went as far as sprinkling them on toast. All were a no go.

It was in a moment of frustration that Mark decided to juice boil all of the ingredients together along with some rock sugar he had inexplicably laying around. He decided that a tea would be his last ditch effort. In the final moments of the game, he finally got his break. It tasted decent hot, but he decided to put it on ice and see what he had. Once cold his “tea” took on a new life. It was fairly sweet in the way that only rock sugar can make things. He’s still convinced it’s just rock candy ground up. It tastes about the same. Everything else just kind of blended together in a way that he could only racially describe as Asian. The flavor of this tea is just not naturally found in the Western world. It’s hard to explain, but it tasted decent enough, so he drank it and was glad that his ingredients went to some productive use. It will be quite some time before Mark goes out and blindly buys unheard of ingredients again.

Website
http://www.hungfooktong.com/tc/
Country
China
Sweetener
Rock Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 17th, 2013
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Hung Fook Tong Pear Tea Drink

Hung Fook Tong Pear Tea Drink

Hey Rog, I think you forgot something. No you definitely shut the stove off, and yes you remembered to feed the cats. What you forgot was to add the pears to this tea. I’m pretty sure you remembered to put everything else in, but I don’t taste even a splash of pear in here. It’s got that herbal, almost licorice, flavor that the wolfberry fruit, euphoria longan, coastal glehnia root and balloonflower root give it. I don’t know why we put all of those things in an iced tea, but it does give it a different taste. It’s also has that weird rock sugar sweetened flavor. I always thought that was an odd choice for a sweetener, to melt down rock candy. All of that stuff is there, but no pear whatsoever. You really must have forgotten to add it.

I know I’m not supposed to be drinking the product while working on the line, but hey I’m thirsty and I like to think I’m working quality control. Wait, why are you on the phone? You’re seriously calling security on me? For drinking one bottle of tea in the 35 years I’ve worked here? You’re a real jerk Rog. I hope your cats got annoyed at you always forgetting to feed them and they turned the stove back on and escaped out a window before burning your house down. That’s what jerks like you deserve.

Website
http://www.hungfooktong.com/tc/
Country
China
Sweetener
Rock Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
3/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on February 13th, 2013
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Bird's Nest Nice Look

Bird's Nest Nice Look

Oh, I would like to look nice. Inversely, I would also like to have a nice look, I guess. I would also not like to drink whatever this drink is made out of. What is it made out of, you say? Simple actually: water, white fungus, bird's nest, rock sugar, and vanilla. Done and done. There. Simple. Delicious? Not so much. We have done a bird's nest drink previously, and this one is no different except the separation of particles in the drink are more aloe-esque and less "spit in water" which makes it a bit more appetizing.

The fellas over at The Impulsive Buy have reviewed this drink and have some equally disgusting things to say about it.

It smells a little like Kix, which, ironically, I had this morning and makes me not want to eat it any more. It's a very smooth drink. It's lightly sweetened but the chunks are less chunk and more wet paper. That is disturbing. I can't fathom drinking any more of this. I'm sorry. I'm sorry Thailand for taking a can of this away from you. I hope there isn't a shortage because I am tossing out a 3/4 full can of this is the filth can.

Country
Thailand
Sweetener
Rock Sugar
Categories
Chunky, Other/Weird
Rating
2/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on December 19th, 2011
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