A purple sweet potato and oats rice water mocktail from CheckCheckCin in Sheung Wan, where customers can choose the drink which corresponds to how their body is feeling that day. Photo: Felix Wong

Herbal teas: how two Hong Kong experts tweaked TCM to cater for modern lifestyles and the quest for balance

Using traditional Chinese medicine principles but focusing on time-pressed 21st century consumers, Cinci Leung and Clair Beardson help clients drink the right types of herbal tea for their body type to maximise the health benefits

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A purple sweet potato and oats rice water mocktail from CheckCheckCin in Sheung Wan, where customers can choose the drink which corresponds to how their body is feeling that day. Photo: Felix Wong
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Alkira Reinfrank

Alkira Reinfrank

Alkira is a digital production editor and reporter with the South China Morning Post, where she also co-hosts the award-winning podcast Eat Drink Asia. Before moving to Hong Kong, Alkira worked as a multiplatform reporter with ABC News and WIN News in Australia. Alkira has appeared on BBC World News, BBC World Service, The Project (Australia), i24 News (Israel) and triple J Hack (Australia).