Leicha

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Leicha (擂茶) is a traditional Hakka beverage. Leicha is very popular among Hakka people in China Taiwan, Malaysia and other places with a substantial Hakka diaspora. Leicha is made by mixing tea leaves and herbs that are grounded together with various roasted nuts, seeds, grains and flavorings. It is similar to Genmaicha which consists only tea leaves and roasted rice.