There are many brands selling around Taiwan. Some sells only the original and some sells it with various flavours. For this time, I have tried this. How is it different from the more famous brand, Black Gold Legend?
At first look, they are both main in Taiwan. From the main ingredients of ginger 老薑 and brown sugar 黑糖, Fencihu’s (left) ginger is from Taiwan but sugar is from Okinawa, Japan and Black Gold Legend’s (right) both ingredients are from Taiwan.
Inside the pack, both cube sizes are different. Fencihu (left) ginger tea cubes are cut in different sizes with recommended water required is about 400-600cc. So, sometimes it’s rather hard to estimate the amount of water you need for the size that you took. So, you can start with less water and then add more to your taste. Something you need to adjust everytime. As for Black Gold Legend (right), they are additionally packed into small cubes of the same size with recommended water required is about 400cc. You can get back to about the same taste each time.
After making both into drinks, they look the same – Black.
Taste – different. I didn’t previously like anything with ginger but Black Gold Legend helped me adapted to the taste because it has the taste of the brown sugar and spiciness of the ginger. I don’t taste the ginger more than the sweetness of the sugar but still spicy. It contains many small little pieces of ginger that you can eat if you want.
When I first tried Fencihu, it tasted different. Then, I soon realised that they blended the ginger and mixed it with the brown sugar. So, you will taste more of the blended ginger than the sweetness. You will need to stir your cup everytime before you drink. Otherwise, you will feel like you are drinking blended ginger rather than a normal drink at the end. As such, you only get 2-3 thin slices of ginger left in your cup.
My personal preference: Black Gold Legend.
For a not-s0-big-fan-of-ginger person and for the goodness of ginger, I prefer the Black Gold Legend because it does not have the blended ginger taste and it’s convenient to carry around 1-2 pieces when I travel.
Oh well, like all food and drinks, you will need to try it to know your preference. Enjoy!
If you need more information of any of the product:
Alishan Fencihu ginger tea
There is no official website to share. You can google more about it or call +886 05 256 1566 or +886 929 075 006.
Black Gold Legend ginger tea
You can read more on the following pages:
Black Gold Legend official facebook page
Buying brown sugar ginger tea in Taipei
Where to buy brown sugar ginger tea in Malaysia and Singapore