Monday, April 5, 2010

Job's Tears Drink

My friend drinks a hot drink made of powdered Job's tears every morning. She says that it's considered a traditional Chinese "beauty" drink and is said to be good for your skin. I just started drinking it, and it's a great tea replacement. Job's tears are actually a type of fruit, but it looks and tastes like a grain. You can buy them whole and make porridge, or you can buy them powdered and add to hot water. I got mine at a Chinese herbal store, but you might also be able to buy the whole grains at large Asian markets. I also found both versions for sale online.