Japanese Roasted Barley tea or Mugicha
July 2, 2015, 11:20 p.m.

Barley Tea|www.foodieadamcookieeve.comJapanese Roasted Barley Tea, Step by step recipe with pictures -  Japanese Roasted Barley Tea also known as mugicha in Japan  is traditionally made by briefly simmering roasted barley grains. It has a toasty taste, with slight bitter undertones, but much less so than tea made from tea leaves. I have added honey in my recipe. It is caffeine free. Mugicha improves digestion, cures cold and acts as a great anti-oxidant too. It also contains melatonin, which helps relaxation and adjusts your sleep-wake pattern, and tryptophan, which aids in sleeping. Do try out :) 



2.5 tbspn barley

4 cups water

1 tbspn sugar

Barley Tea|www.foodieadamcookieeve.comMethod

Step 1 - Heat a skillet and dry roast the barley by tossing the skillet or stirring often for 10 minutes in slow to medium flame. The grains should turn dark brown in colour.

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Step 2 - Bring the water to a boil in a pot, add the cooled toasted barley, and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes.  

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Step 3 - Strain out the barley, pour the mugicha into a tumbler and add honey :) You are done :)

When you try this healthy mugicha, do not forget to send a picture when you try them, so that I can feature your creation on my FB page :)

Love & Shalom,


Jofy Abraham
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