Chinese in Penang drink herbal tea when they have sore throat, fever, indigestion, and whatever else ails them. We can’t prove the healing powers of drinking herbal tea, but we are certain you will feel better when you stand in the middle of an historic George Town street, late at night, next to a Chinese auntie and a tea cart, watching yourself in a giant mirror gulping down a refreshing drink.
Our favorite? Chrysanthemum tea mixed with something slightly bitter, which is cleverly called bitter tea - 苦茶.
Where: Lebuh Cintra (between Lebuh Campbell & Lebuh Kimberly)
When: Around 4pm-11pm