James Ruesch was strolling in one of China's marketplaces when I noticed that almost every shop I passed by had red lanterns on their storefront. Some had them swinging on the ceiling inside their shops. Maybe it was for good luck or some sort of Chinese ritual. I got curious so I scraped for more information from the Web.
Ancient Chinese may had experimented with their native plants and flowers, grinding and mixing them up to produce an original spice.