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Korean Barley Tea {Homemade Da Mai Cha 大麦茶}

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Korean Barley Tea {Homemade}

Korean Barley Tea, known as “Da Mai Cha” {大麦茶} in Chinese, features home roasted barley or white wheat is naturally yummy, soothing and healthy. They are very popular in east Asia. People enjoy them either hot or cold. Da Mai Cha contain only fully cooked and roasted barley or white wheat which has a neutral, mild temperament, Barley Tea is suitable for almost everyone.

Roasted whole barley or white wheat has a golden brown look and nutty smell and flavor. The aroma is pleasant, appetizing, but in a subtle and mild way. As a result, they are perfect to drink anytime during the day, especially after meal to help digest the food.

Korean Barley Tea {Homemade Da Mai Cha 大麦茶}

How to make Korean Barley Tea at home?

It is super easy to make healthy and tasty barley tea at home.

The First is to roast barley or white wheat in advance and store in an air-tight glass jar

Roasting barley or white wheat over stovetop via a wok is simple and energy efficient. Read here to learn all the tips and tricks on how to roast grains via stovetop using a wok.

Wait until roasted barley or wheat cool to the room temperature and then store in air-tight glass jars for everyday use.

Roasted Grain via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Efficient Way}
Roasted Grain via Stovetop Using Wok {Easy Efficient Way}

The second is to brew the Korean Barley Tea

Fill a kettle with 80% of water and bring it to a boil. Add roasted barley or white wheat to a teapot strainer, about 80% full, and fill the teapot with fresh boiling water.

Roasted White Wheat for Korean Barley Tea
Roasted White Wheat for Korean Barley Tea

Please note that roasted barley or wheat will expand after they absorb the water. Therefore, do not fill the teapot strainer with the roasted barley/wheat all the way to the top, otherwise it will overflow.

Cover the teapot with the lid and let the tea brew for 10 minutes. You will notice the tea gradually turn into golden brown color.

Brewing Korean Barley Tea
Brewing Barley Tea

Pour the tea into your favorite tea cup. Enjoy a cup of soothing, tasty, and satisfying tea.

Homemade Korean Barley Tea {Da Mai Cha 大麦茶}
Homemade Korean Barley Tea {Da Mai Cha 大麦茶}
Korean Barley Tea {Homemade}

Korean Barley Tea Recipe {Homemade Da Mai Cha 大麦茶}

Yield: 2 servings
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Korean Barley Tea, known as “Da Mai Cha” {大麦茶} in Chinese, features home roasted barley or white wheat is naturally yummy, soothing and healthy. Roasted whole barley or white wheat has a golden brown look and nutty smell and flavor. The aroma is pleasant, appetizing, but in a subtle and mild way. Perfect for anyone and any occasions.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp roasted barley, or white wheat
  • 3 cups of fresh boiling water

Instructions

Roast barley or white wheat in advance. Read here for a detailed step-by-step tutorial on how to roast grains perfectly each time via stovetop using a wok.
Roasting grains via stovetop using wok

Fill a kettle with 80% of water and bring it to a boil.

Add roasted barley or white wheat to a teapot strainer, about 80% full, and fill the teapot with fresh boiling water.

Cover the teapot with the lid and let the tea brew for 10 minutes.

Pour the tea into your favorite tea cup. Enjoy a cup of soothing, tasty, and satisfying tea.
Homemade Korean Barley Tea {Da Mai Cha 大麦茶}

Notes

  • Roasted barley or wheat will expand after they absorb the water. Therefore, do not fill the teapot strainer with the roasted barley/wheat all the way to the top, otherwise it will overflow.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 servings Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 68gFiber: 12gSugar: 0gProtein: 15g

Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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