Hey!We put ginger in our tea.So maybe you could try putting that in the coffee?
Salt & Straw (rad ice cream shop in Portland) does a 5 spice and fennel macchiato at one of their locations. And it's really tasty. If I remember correctly, they make a fennel syrup and dust with 5 spice. Something to play with!
What about cinnamon and nutmeg?Can it be considered?
Egg drop latte? I'd like mine with extra MSG please. Seriously though, that five spice and fennel macchiato sounds awesome! I've heard of Indians putting ginger in their coffee but never the Chinese. I'd try something with the always intriguing sichuan peppercorn.
if you go chinese go with tea. they're pretty new to coffee. Yunnan, were most of the coffee from china comes from has been mostly dominated by tea farming in the past but in the last few years they're starting to plant lots of coffee. But i don't know of any ancient traditions unless you're talk instant coffee.
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