Today we visited the Chinese part of the Silk Road in form of leftovers of an ancient settlement that lived of the famous trading route. It was a nice day and we spent it mostly walking around the outskirts of the desert. When we arrived back in the city we were quite tired. So we decided to have a rest and might go to bed a bit earlier, knowing that we won’t have much sleep the following day because we have to take a night bus. So I went out and bought some good night drink.
I found something interesting looking, a small bottle with a huge ass name on it and a picture of plums. Some plum spirit? (Turns out they were figs) Great. I bought it, brought it back to the hotel and poured me a big glass. The drink was clear brown and had an awesome spicy cinnamon-like smell to it that reminded me of Christmas. The taste was a bit different. It still had flavours of different spices but also a dark chocolate taste to it. Semi recognized the taste of patchuli in it. But I don’t know how patchuli tastes, so I can’t tell. This all sounds great but it also had a harsh alcoholic feeling (the drink has 30%) and a weird taste to it that I can’t really describe. It is an interesting drink to try but I wouldn’t buy more of it.
This is a type of fortified wine is supposedly a stamina booster, turning men into stallions and also giving them harder bones… no pun intended 😉