Barley Tea (Korea)

Barley Tea (Korea)

(2 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 ounces barley - roasted
  • 1 and 1/2 pints water
  • honey - to taste
  • lemon juice - to taste
To roast the barley, heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add barley. Stirring constantly, cook until barley becomes golden brown and fragrent.

In a medium-sized sauce pan, bring barley and water to a boil.

Reduce heat, cover pan and allow tea to simmer for at least five minutes.

Strain through cheesecloth, leaving the liquid as your tea.

Add honey and lemon juice to your liking.

In Korea, this tea is called Houjicha. It's often served cold at breakfast.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank chinho for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Barley Tea (Korea)?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.

From kaylynne

I really like barley tea. It's more of an afternoon flavor for me, instead of breakfast. It's nice to make it myself. I bought a little bag of barley from the bulk section of the grocery story. Any ideas what to with the extra I have leftover, besides tea?

Comment submitted: 2/7/2012 (#13527)

From Doggie Mom
Rating (out of 5):  

Barley tea has good health benefits. Making my own saves money and the tea is fresher.

Comment submitted: 10/3/2010 (#11322)

From Cho Hee

I am always excited to visit this blog in the evenings. Please keep churning hold the contents. It is very entertaining.

Comment submitted: 9/22/2010 (#11272)

From oisin

This is pretty cool. Has anyone tried it yet. I'm always looking for unique non-alcohol drinks.

Comment submitted: 6/11/2010 (#10661)

From pBlRDt

I am always excited to visit this site in the evenings. Please keep churning hold the contents. It is very entertaining.

Comment submitted: 2/18/2010 (#9848)

From Korean!

Uhm Bori cha...

Comment submitted: 6/19/2009 (#8315)

From Haruko
Rating (out of 5):  

I liked it, although the roasting bit was the most difficult because I didn't quite know when was "just right".

Comment submitted: 6/1/2008 (#5420)

From sabby

It's actually called Bori cha...not hori cha. Thanks for the recipe!

Comment submitted: 2/18/2008 (#4658)

From SAM
Rating (out of 5):  

I tried this tea, it was the best I've ever drunk. I recommend you if you like some soft drink.

Comment submitted: 11/27/2006 (#825)

See All 172 Recipes For Breakfast Drinks

Connect With Mr Breakfast:

Mr Breakfast At FaceBook
Mr Breakfast On Twitter
Mr Breakfast On Pinterest