In China it is called 麥茶 Maicha, in Japan, Barley tea is known as Mugicha, and in Korea it is known as 보리차 boricha. See the following link for more details: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roasted_barley_tea It's a wonderful tea to replace coffee, as it tastes and smells like coffee. I just love brewing them and my kitchen smell so good!
500g Tesco pearl barley
1) Rinse the barley, drain and air dry.
2) Toasting barley in a pan, over medium heat for about 20 minutes or until grains turned a rich dark brown colour.
3) Leave to cool, and store in an airtight container.
Making the perfect cup of Tea:
3 tbsp roasted barley
3 cups water
1 tbsp honey
(It can be added to help sooth sore throat)
1) Bring the 3 cups water to a boil in a pot, add the 3 tbsp toasted barley, and simmer over low heat
for 25 minutes.
2) Strain out the barley, pour the barley tea into a glass and serve plain or add 1 tbsp honey for natural sweetness then you can serve hot or cold and even eat the barley.
1) Put 3 tbsp roasted barley in the pot.
2) Add 3 cups of hot water, Leave for a few minutes. (Generally, stewed in hot water to make this drink)
3) Strain out the barley, pour the barley tea into a glass and serve plain or add 1 tbsp honey for natural sweetness.
Barley must be rinsed to remove any dust, dirt and debris.You can drink barley tea hot or cold, plain or with honey, Maybe a little lemon if you like.
Barley Tea Health Benefits:
• A source of fibre, helps maintain a healthy digestive system
• Rich in fibers, vitamins B1, B2 and Iron
• Treats thirst and fever
• Increases chi
• Promotes blood circulation
• Moistens the skin
• Calms the stomach
• Treats distension of the stomach
• Reduces stress
• Effective at treating bladder infections when mixed
with fresh ginger juice and honey