The Mid-autumn festival, or Mooncake Festival, is one of the most prominent celebrations in the Chinese calendar. You may have heard many stories and legends revolving around this festival. Mooncakes are said to be a type of cake made by the Moon Goddess in ancient days. Another Mid-autumn festival essential is loose tea leaves. Mooncakes have a heavy and sweet flavour, which can be balanced out perfectly by tea. At the same time, tea also helps to digest the mooncake and reduce greasiness.