Chapter 52: Lantern Festival

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Translated by : Irisu

Edited by : Ely

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Day by day, as spring began, the weather became better and better. And, just like the weather, a person's mood would also seem to become better too. Jiang Su Su and Xia Yan's treatment towards Jiang Ruan had become extremely courteous. Ever since she had been confined in her courtyard, there were no longer any sightings of Jiang Li anymore. Apart from the occasional encounters with Second Yiniang and her frigid irony and scorching satire, the rest of her days were actually passed ordinarily and peacefully. It seemed like it should have always been this steady and calm.

Lu Zhu poured a cup of red jujube and lotus seeds tea[1]. And in the tea, was some of Sophora japonica[2](Chinese scholar tree) nectar that had just been delivered to the kitchen; its glistening colour was extremely appealing. Propping up her chin with a hand, Jiang Ruan carelessly flipped through the book in her hand.


Red dates and lotus seed tea

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Red dates and lotus seed tea


[1] Hóng zǎo lián zǐ chá ( 红枣莲子茶 ) -Part of Chinese life is enjoying and drinking tea, and it is an integral part of life where it is believed that tea drinking promotes health. Hence, tea is a common ingredient used in folk remedies and often times, to aid in alleviating problems such as gastric distention and fatigue. Lotus seeds are believed to be beneficial to dry throats, eliminate fatigue, increase mentality, improve brain health and tranquilise the mind while Chinese red jujubes (or commonly known as red dates) are believed to replenish and nourish blood, thereby improving blood circulation and lead to better liver, digestive function, balance of inner body energy and improved immunity.

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