Monday, 17 March 2014

How to Make Roasted Barley Tea 自製麥茶




















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 coffeeI just love brewing them and my kitchen smell so good!

Ingredients:
500g Tesco pearl barley

Method:
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)

Preparation:
(A)
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.

(B)
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.

Notes:
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

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