In east China's Qingdao, there is a family-run business that exports mineral water all over the world.
It’s attracting a big following on social media, but not for the reasons you might think.
Spring in the hills
In the mountains high above the city sits the Qingdao Laoshan Mineral Water Company. The firm makes colas and sodas using 300,000 tons of water per year. But it’s the Oldenlandia Mineral Water that attracts all the attention. In Chinese, the beverage is called "Laoshan Bai Hua She Cao Shui".
A can of the mineral water "Laoshan Bai Hua She Cao Shui" /Gif via social media
Pungent herb gives unique taste. The mineral water is made from a pungent herb, which gives it a very specific taste – and legend has it there’s a snake involved indeed.