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Dried olives - chinese tea ceremony, where to buy?

BamiaWruz Jan 20, 2010 03:25 PM

I saw a show on foodtv canada, where bob blumer featuring a chinese tea ceremony and the snacks that were to accompany the tea were these olives. Does anyone know where I can find these or what they're called.

So far I bought some candied olives or something from an asian candy store, but they're not the same as the ones on the show.

Any help would be appreciated!

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    yunnage RE: BamiaWruz Jan 20, 2010 05:52 PM

    I've never noticed dried olives anywhere, but maybe one of those chinese herb shops will carry dried olives. A lot of those stores sell preserved/dried items aside from herbs.

    1. Chemicalkinetics RE: BamiaWruz Jan 20, 2010 05:56 PM

      There is the sweet kind and the salted kind. The salted one is a lot drier and tend to be dark. The sweet ones are softer and more colorful.

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        BamiaWruz RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 20, 2010 07:56 PM

        So perhaps I bought the right ones? A picture here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adventur...

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          Chemicalkinetics RE: BamiaWruz Jan 20, 2010 08:19 PM

          These are the sweeten and slightly sour. They are juicy and softer/chewy. Am I correct?

          These are the more unaltered preserved one. They are drier and I remember still being salty even though they claim to be natural favor:


          I also saw another preserved olive online and these are darker and drier. I have attached the picture to this reply.

          I don't think there is a wrong one, but there are certainly more than one or two kinds of Chinese preserved olive.

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            BamiaWruz RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 20, 2010 09:31 PM

            Thank you!! I will look for the salty ones.

            The red ones are crunchy, and yes sweet. The yellow are a bit salty and sweet? The green are by far my fav. no seed and just pleasant.

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