Buying brown sugar ginger tea in Taipei

I had the chance to come to Taipei to buy some packs of brown sugar ginger tea. While it’s a local product, you can expect it to be cheaper than buying it out of Taiwan.

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Wherever you stay, you can conveniently take a Metro to Danshui Station 淡水站. From the city, it’s about 40-50 minutes Metro journey. Exit Danshui Station towards Zhongzheng Road 中正路.


Walk straight on Zhongzheng Road until you come to an alley that sells the famous Danshui iron egg, plum drinks, and the famous Danshui food A-gei 啊給.


Walk on this alley and find the Black Gold Legend 黑金傳 shop.



One pack is TWD200 but they offer a promotion price of TWD2,000 for 12 packs (about TWD166 per pack). You can try all the flavours available before decide which you like.

They have 2 shops in Danshui but I normally go to the one at Gongming Road 公明街 (which is the one on the alley). If you buy alot, you can try asking the Aunty to deliver to the place you stay but you will need to allow at least 2-3 days before your departure.

You can try calling for more information below.


Where to buy Brown Sugar Ginger Tea (黑糖薑母茶) in Malaysia

Black Gold Legend (黑金傳奇一口口企業) is a famous company in Danshui Old Street (New Taipei City, Taiwan), speciality in making brown Sugar and ginger tea. The Company’s brown Sugar ginger tea cubes package is a must-buy souvenirs for Foreign Visitors and locals.

This is the second time i ordered Black Gold Legend products from Malaysia dealer, Blue Sand, bought 3 packs for RM 100 and takes 3 working days for courier to send in. Buying process is simple, communicate and order make through Facebook messaging, and they will deliver the packages through Courier. A package comes with 14 pieces, weight around 500g with 35g for each pieces.

Price References:

  • West Malaysia, price cost 3 packs for RM100, 6 packs for RM190, 24 Packs for RM680, more complete details click here.


i) 二合一薑茶 2-in-1 Brown Sugar Ginger Tea
Brown Sugar, Ginger
袪風散寒,生理期飲用可讓經血排出較順暢,減輕月經疼痛的情況ii) 四合一薑母茶 4-in-1 Brown Sugar Ginger Tea
Brown Sugar, Ginger, Red Date, Longan
Fight against cold, Relieve menstrual discomfort, Reduces morning sickness, Address indigestion & flatulence, Improve sleep, Strengthen immunity & nourish blood, Warms body & relieve rheumatic condition iii) 桂圓茶 Longan Red Date Tea
Brown Sugar, Wolfberry, Red Date, Longan
Improve weak constitution & nourish blood, Relieve menstrual cramp, Improve visioniv) 四物 Brown Sugar SIWU tea
Brown sugar, Szechuan Lovage Rhizome (Chuan Xiong), Angelica sinensis (Dang Gui), Radix Paeoniae Alba (Bai Shao), Radix Rehmanniae Preparata (Shu Di) and Goji berry
Promotes Qi to enrich the blood, Beneficial for those with weak constitution (those who frequently experience coldness in limbs, and those who are easily fatigued), Regulate menstrual cycle, Relieve menstrual discomfort and menopause symptoms, Improve lusterless complexion

v) 牛蒡茶 5-in-1 Burdock Tea
Natural dietary anti-oxidant, Relieve heat-ness, Strengthen stomach & intestinal functions, Relieve flatulence & promote gastrointestinal motility, Mild diuretic effect, Reduce swelling

vi) 蜂蜜菊花 Honey Chrysanthemum Tea
Clear excessive heat & cools body system, Expel toxicity, Relieve fatigue, Improve eye condition & blurred vision, Quench thirst & nourish blood, Fortify the lung & nourish the liver

The New Tefal Pro Express Total Auto Control GV8960 (RM 1,799)

Tefal, the world’s leading cookware and small home appliances maker introduces the fastest and most efficient ironing technology with the Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 appliance. This new steam station is fitted with Tefal’s latest innovation, the Smart Technology Auto Control, which allows users to have the perfect combination of temperature and steam that will best suit each type of textile in just one touch. By simply pushing one of three buttons, the appliance will automatically adjust to iron all kinds of fabrics: delicate, normal or tough. Since every type of textile is different, each of the three settings provides the right combination of temperature and steam, with extreme accuracy and increased precision for fast and perfect results.

The Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 boasts superior steam performance with a powerful 6 bars pressure for efficient steam penetration into the heart of the fabrics. The ‘Maximum’ position aimed for high steam output is up to 120g per minute catered to ironing tough materials such as jeans. The ‘Power Zone’ steam function produces up to 340g per minute of steam perfect for ironing heavy fabrics.

Additionally, Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 is fitted with an ECO-mode, saving up to 20% of energy compared to the energy consumption at the maximum steam output level.

Unlike regular steam stations and irons, the Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 is equipped with an exclusive new anti-calc collector that collects ultra-thin particles found in water. This efficient anti-calc collector also maintains scale trapped even while moving the station, collecting up to twice the amount of scale collected. The anti-calc collector is designed to increase the longevity of the steam station and retain its efficiency.

The Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 has been improved with the new Glide Protect Autoclean soleplate. Apart from the newly designed shape and lines, it is also built with an exclusive ‘Comfort Tip’ for easy access to hard-to-reach areas. The new Glide Protect Autoclean soleplate still boasts superior glide-ability thanks to its ‘Autoclean’ properties that allows fast and effortless ironing.

The Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 is cleverly designed for storage and ease-of-usage. The steam station has an extra-large removable water tank which can deposit up to 1.8 liters of water. It has an exclusive Integra System for convenient storage of the steam cord, as well as an automatic cord rewinder. In addition, it also comes with a lock system whereby users can safely carry and store the station.

The Tefal Pro Express® Total Auto Control GV8960 will be available in main department stores and electrical specialists February 2014 at the retail price of RM1,799.

Kettle / Pot cleaner ポット洗浄

When your kettle starts to build stains at the bottom or the wall of the inner pot, you’ll think about getting a new kettle or pot. Before you do that, try this! I recommend this pot cleaner. It works wonders!


Choose one that says 除菌 (kills bacteria) and 植物系 (plant type) which I personally prefer for safe and effective cleaning.

This is how my kettle looks before and after the cleaning. Amazing, right? This saves you loads of money from buying a new kettle!





This whole pack is written in Japanese but you can find other packs that may be written in Chinese. Here is my version of English translation instructions for this pack.

1) Put in hot water about 40 degree celcius into the pot up to the maximum line.

2) Put in one pack of the cleaning powder and leave it soak for about 30-40 minutes. Note: While cleaning, please notify everyone or put a note on the pot so that nobody will drink the water.

3) Once time is up, pour away the water and wash the pot under running water until clean.

Please read instructions properly before using as different brands has different methods of cleaning.

This pack can be purchased from Homes (everything at RM4.99) or similar pack but different brands from Daiso (everything at RM5.00).



Korean mini rice cooker 韩版 迷你电饭煲

I would like to recommend this as I find it very suitable for people who stays alone and would love to cook but usually for 1-2 person. A small portable mini rice cooker!


The whole box comes with a mini cooker, a power cable, a stainless steel tray, a measuring cup and a spatula.

Details of the product

Rated voltage : 220V – 240V
Rated Frequency : 50Hz – 60 Hz
Power : 150W
Rated capacity : 1.0L
Gross weight per box : 0.99kg

I love this cooker of its non stick inner pot which is easy to clean.


Both the inner pot and the shell is joint which makes me worry that water will get into the cooker through the power socket but I worry too soon. The power socket is designed with a silicon cover which prevents water to get in. However, you must also be cautious to close the cover properly and as it cautions you, “don’t put it in water”. After a few usage, it’s still working fine!


The cooker is simple to use as it has only 2 buttons, either “Cook” (the red light will light up) or “Slow Cook Keep Warm” (the green light will light up). It was introduced that the cooker can keep warm for about 4 hours with attaching to the power. This, I have not tried as I prefer to eat my food right after its cooked.


When you cook something, caution that there will be a lot of steam coming out from a hole on the top cover. The amount of steam will depend on what you are cooking. You may want to put a cloth below the cooker if there is too much steam as the steam turns to water pretty fast.


The box does not provide any recipes but the promoter recommended these simple recipes. Note: 1 cup serving is using the measuring cup provided in the box.

White rice : 1 cup with 1 1/2 cups water

Brown rice : 1 cup with 2 cups water

Porridge : 1 cup with 7-8 cups water

Spaghetti : Boil half a pot water, then put in spaghetti and cover for about 5 minutes

Steamed egg : 1 egg with 1 cup water (using stainless steel tray provided, put at the top of the inner pot after the rice has been cooked for about 7-8 minutes)

Please note that the above are just suggested methods. I tried with brown rice but as the type of brown rice that I use is different from their demo, I think I may have put a little too much water if I follow their suggestions. You will still need to try it with your own ingredients to get the taste and texture that you prefer.

Mixed grains brown rice with carrot, pumpkin and ginger

Mixed grains brown rice with carrot, pumpkin and ginger

I bought mine at a road show by Ideahom Centre, which comes with 1 year warranty. For more information, you may contact them at

Ideahom Centre Sdn Bhd
21G & 21M, Jalan 6/9,
Taman Komersial Pandan Indah,
55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel : +603 4295 5688
Email :

I also saw it at Sungai Long night market (operates every Tuesday night at Jalan SL1, Bandar Sungai Long) and Mahkota Cheras Aeon’s Mr DIY, which sells other brands and sizes as well.