Ejiao can be prepared, consumedin a variety of ways
Hardened ejiao is broken up and dissolved with rock sugar in boiling water. The ejiao can also be cooked in Chinese rice wine. The resulting solution is then eaten, sometimes sweetened with more honey. This is the most traditional way to take ejiao.
Sometimes, pieces of ejiao are added to soup or congee as a supplement.
Pills and Vials
All types of pills and ready-made solutions in vials are now easily available in Chinese pharmacies.
Chinese jujubes or dates are cooked in ejiao and sugar. These are then dried and sold as easily affordable confectionery. These candied fruits are very sticky.
EjiaoWalnut and Sesame Cakes
These chewy sweets are made with ejiao, black sesame, wolfberries, dried roses, walnuts and Chinese jujubes— all cooked together until they form a cake that is then cooled and sliced. This is a bit like peanut brittle, but more chewy.