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barley tea in a glass and a tea pot with lemon slice
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5 from 9 votes

Bori-Cha | Korean Barley Tea

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 Cups
Calories: 26kcal


  • 3 tablespoon Pearl Barley
  • 6 cups Water


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


Calories: 26kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 12mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg