Taste: Sweet, sour, bitter, warm, and salty
Drink: Mad Dog
Native to Northern China, Russia, and parts of Korea, these berries are also known as Magnolia vines. Woody with oval pink leaves and bright red berries, these vines can be found in many fine gardens throughout the world. Its Chinese name wu-wei-zi, means five-taste fruit.
Shisandra has an unusual sour, sweet, bitter, warm, and salty taste, hence the name “five taste”. Russian hunters have consumed it for centuries as a tea to help with fatigue.