Bori cha (Korean Toasted Barley Tea)

Servings: 8




dried barley

For 1/2 Gallon of Tea



toasted barley




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Toasting Barley

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.

Making tea

Full Flavored:

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.

Lighter Flavor:

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.

Author Notes

Properties (Chinese/Korean Food and Herbal Pharmocology)

Nature :


Taste :

Sweet, Salty

Acts on Organ :

Stomach, Spleen

Healing Effects :

Relieve summer heat, indigestion and excessive perspiration;
cure pain when urinating;
harmonize the stomach.