Discover Korean Food #18: Dr. Sook-Ja Yoon’s "Cold Barley Tea"

1036Barley tea made from maekmundong (liriopis), ginseng, and omija (five flavor) seed is good for relieving thirstiness during the summer. Maekmundong helps make the lungs strong, promote vitality, and augment physical stamina during the winter. It is outstandingly effective to preventing coughs and asthma. Cold barley tea is recommended to drink 2 or 3 times during the summer when perspiration is enormous, and recommended especially highly to the asthma patient.

Material and Quantity
Maekmundong 20g, omija 10g, ginseng 50g, water 5 cups (1 liter), honey a little

1. Wash the maekmundong and omija and drain.
2. Wash and trim ginseng and drain after a while.
3. Place all material and water in the pan and boil for 5 minutes.
4. When it starts boiling, lower the heat to the medium, boiling 30 more minutes. Then sift the tea.
5. Add honey when serving.

Omija may be exuded and sifted in advance.

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