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Korean Barley Tea


Bori-Cha or Korean Barley Tea is a nutty tea made with toasted barley and water. This tea can be served either cold or warm depending on the season.

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Total Time

35 minutes

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– In a large pan, toast the pearl barley until brown and aromatic. Keep the heat low and constantly stir the barley to prevent burning. Barley takes about 7 to 8 minutes to be brown and aromatic. 

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Step 1

– Add 6 cups of water to the same pan and bring it to a boil. – Once the water boils, simmer the flame and let the barley seep for about 20 minutes.

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Steps 2-3

– You can let the barley seep for any where between 5 to 30 minutes. 20 minutes for perfect for us as it had a good nutty flavor and at the same time was not too strong. – Strain the mixture and pour into glasses and enjoy.

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Steps 4-5

– You could serve it warm or cold. We liked ours warm and it was very soothing.

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