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May 13, 2015

Korean Tea-Made from Fruits

  • Sujeonggwa - punch made from dried persimmons, ginger, and cinnamon
  • Yujacha (유자차, 柚子茶) - Yuzu teaphoto
  • Gugijacha (구기자차, 枸杞子茶) - made from dried wolfberries
  • Daechucha - made from jujubesphoto
  • Omijacha (오미자차, 五味子茶): Tea made from dried fruits of Schisandra chinensis. Omija cha is named because the tea comprises five distinct flavors: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and pungent.
  • Maesilcha (매실차, 梅實茶): green fruits of a maesil and sugar is added to water, and then fermented for a month or so. Be careful not to produce alcohol.
  • Mogwacha - the fruit of a Pseudocydonia, or Chinese quince, is sliced, and then it is stored and fermented in large bowl with sugar and water for a month or so. Take care that the mixture does not become alcoholic.
  • Sansuyu cha (산수유차, 山茱萸茶) - made from a fruit of Cornus officinalis, which is a variety of dogwood.
  • Taengja cha (탱자차, 橙子茶) - the fruit of the trifoliate orange and sugar are added with water and allowed to ferment for a month or so.

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