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12. Cocoa, rock salt and cheese

This sounds-odd-but-tastes-great drink is a testament to Chinese creativity.

China's version of chocolate milk with foam -- some call it a "cheese creamsicle" -- the cocoa, rock salt and cheese are blended into a cup of milk.

The rich chocolaty flavor combines with the saltiness from the cheese to tease the taste buds.

Find it at Happy Lemon, a fast food-like drink spot throughout China.

Cheese, salt, chocolate and milk -- all in one delicious drink.

13. Suanmeitang (sour plum drink)

This cooling and soothing drink is a great match for hot pot and spicy Chinese dishes. The sweet-sour taste helps ease a burning tongue and stomach.

Made of sour plums, hawthorn, licorice root, rock salt and sweet osmanthus, it's most common in summer and can be found in powder, liquid concentrate or bottled form in supermarkets.

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14. Yunnan coffee

A caffeine rush has put Yunnan province on the global coffee map.

More than 98% of China’s coffee comes from the area. It even grabbed Starbucks' attention, which signed a joint venture in February 2012 with one of the province’s coffee operations, AiNi, the most widely available Yunnan brand.

Coffee connoisseurs will enjoy AiNi's cinnamon-flavored beans. They're a lighter roast, but throw out a flavorful cinnamon punch with an herbal aroma.


China's best coffee beans.

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15. Osmanthus wine

This delicious after-dinner drink is similar to French liqueur and can be served chilled or warm.

"It’s super sweet while having the special scent of the flower itself," says Ou Wenmin, 28, a consultant from Guangzhou.

The wine is common in the southern Chinese city of Guilin, whose name literally means "Forest of Osmanthus."

16. Wahaha Nutri-Express

Comparable to what liquid Skittles might taste like, this drink is a mix of fruit juice and milk. Its consistency is lighter than yogurt drinks and similar to skim milk -- a little watery.

A healthy alternative to the milkshake, it's one of China’s top selling bottled drinks and can be found at convenience stores like Kedi and Lawson.

Milk just got a whole lot tastier.

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17. Cooling tea

Although many stalls in southern China sell homemade “cooling tea,” or herbal tea, the two dominant brands are Wang Lao Ji (in green paper cartons) and Jia Duo Bao (in red cans).

Both share the same recipe, which has been passed down from the historic label, Wang Lao Ji, and taste almost identical.

This herbal tea's history dates to the Qing dynasty. With hints of mint and a honey, the drink has a soothing effect on the throat and isn't too sweet.

Jia Duo Bao is a major cooling tea brand in China.

18. Kvass

The Russians brought this amber liquid to northern China in the 19th century, and the sweet alcoholic drink has remained an iconic homebrew in the region, especially in Xinjiang and Harbin.

Often flavored with herbs, mint, raisins or strawberries, this beer is made from rye or black bread.

The alcohol level is low (around 1%). It tastes a bit like shandy, but with a thicker texture.

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some day Jiangsu will rule China

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lionstar Post time: 2013-12-2 14:40

Aha!  Jing jiu!  I will probably have a couple of bottles tonight.

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grb Post time: 2013-12-2 14:46
Aha!  Jing jiu!  I will probably have a couple of bottles tonight.

seems tonight you have to pamper several ladies..
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