For 1/2 Gallon of Tea
Place dried barley in a stir fry pan with no oil over medium heat.
Cook (toast) until golden brown, stirring constantly.
Place toasted barley in a storage container and keep in a cool dry place until use.
Bring water to a full boil, add barley and reduce heat to low.
Simmer for ten minutes then remove from heat.
Strain into a pitcher or other container and let cool.
Serve warm or refrigerate and serve cold.
Place barley into a re-usable tea bag.
Bring water to a boil then remove from heat.
Add bagged barley and let steep until desired strength is reached.
Tip: For single servings, put 1 tablespoon of the toasted barley into a re-usable tea bag for ease of use.