Bai Jiu is a Chinese liquor that tastes strong of liquorice and is not very pleasant to drink. However, when I was traveling on the borders of Tibet, high in the mountains of Sichuan, I noticed all locals (even mothers) drinking this before bed. When I asked why , they responded, "It keeps us warmer at night." After that piece of advice, I never had a restlessly chilly sleep again!
By Sara Melvin
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