Differences: Alishan Fencihu ginger tea vs Black Gold Legend ginger tea

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?

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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.

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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

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

Products:

i) 二合一薑茶 2-in-1 Brown Sugar Ginger Tea
主要成分:黑糖、老薑
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
主要成分:黑糖、老薑、紅棗、桂圓
Brown Sugar, Ginger, Red Date, Longan
預防感冒、減輕月經疼痛、益氣補血、改善失眠、頻尿,可加入地瓜或湯圓煮成甜湯。或加入奶精(牛奶)成為薑汁奶茶
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
主要成分:黑糖、枸杞、紅棗、桂圓
Brown Sugar, Wolfberry, Red Date, Longan
其枸杞有滋補益處,適於各種虛弱體質。可用以改善體弱,補血強身,減輕月經疼痛,內含之桂圓,可補血明目,可加入用水泡軟的白木耳一起煮約5分鐘,成為一道美味甜湯
Improve weak constitution & nourish blood, Relieve menstrual cramp, Improve visioniv) 四物 Brown Sugar SIWU tea
主要成分:黑糖、川芎、當歸、白芍、熟地、枸杞
Brown sugar, Szechuan Lovage Rhizome (Chuan Xiong), Angelica sinensis (Dang Gui), Radix Paeoniae Alba (Bai Shao), Radix Rehmanniae Preparata (Shu Di) and Goji berry
四物為極佳補氣、補血配方,有益於體衰氣弱、手腳冰冷、容易疲倦者飲用。且月經不準或異常之女性飲用更佳〈生理期間勿飲用〉女性在停經後,女性賀爾蒙分泌異常,飲用可舒緩更年期症狀
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
主要成分:冰糖、枸杞、紅棗、牛蒡、蟲草
牛蒡所含的寡糖及膳食纖維,有益健胃整腸、脹氣、促進腸胃蠕動。為天然的膳食抗氧化劑,有利尿、解熱、消腫等益處。且含精氨酸,有促使荷爾蒙分泌的作用
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
主要成分:冰糖、菊花、蜂蜜
菊花對退火消暑、清熱解毒、減輕疲勞及視力模糊、止渴養血、潤肺益腎等有益處
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