We each received a generously big box of this stuff for both major Korean holidays from our school director this year, but I only recently plucked up the courage to try it. On both Thanks Giving and Lunar New Year we were faced with occassions of gift giving. Ginseng is considered an expensive and thoughtful present.
The drink itself tastes like wood bark and is a very strong flavour. I dilute mine with a little water and try to drink it in one shot! It is not the most delicious taste, but it certainly feels healthy and wholesome. It was also recommened as a potent hangover cure by my boss and it does seems to do the trick!
|Shot of Ginseng|
It is a huge business amoung tourists and is world reknown for its stamina building properties as a tonic elixir. It can be bought in every city and in some cities there are herbal markets dedicated to selling the stuff. In Daegu there is a famous Oriental medicine street and walking down here, you can see huge vats filled with spindley roots. It is like walking into Professor Snape's Potions classroom! If given the chance, I really think it is within your interests to sample a glass. But as far as candy goes, I would stick to toffee!
|Ginseng health drink|