Korean tea, also called Yujacha, Yuzu tea, citron tea, honey citron tea, Citron Medus Tēja, Citron Miere Ceai, Limun Med Čaj, Honey Citron Tea, Citron Miód Herbata, Sitron Honey Tea, Citron Mel Té, Citron Miel Thé, and other names) is a marmalade-like tea.
Yuja (citron or yuzu) is a citrus fruit that is yellowish green, similar to the lemon, but with a very acidic and dry pulp. Citron fruit is very high in vitamin C. Popular in the winter and also as a Korean cold and flu remedy, it is very easy to make at home.
How to Make Yujacha Tea
Servings: approx. 20
5 each yuja or citron fruits (available in many Asian markets. If you cannot find yuja or citron fruit, you may substitute 5 lemons.)
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup honey (local if you can get it)
1. Wash the fruit well in "cold" water.
2. Leaving the peel on the fruit (if preferred, you may remove the peel and discard), cut the fruit in half and then slice the fruit as thinly as possible (be sure to remove all seeds).
3. Dissolve the honey in very warm water, making a thick syrup.
4. Add the fruit slices to the honey syrup mixture, mixing to combine it.
5. Keep mixture in a closed container at room temperature for 24 hours (one day). You will then have what is called Yuja chung (Yuja marmalade)
To make tea, dissolve one spoonful of the Yuja chung into one cup of water. Drink 1 cup 1-3 times a day. Note: *When you drink the tea, you also eat the bits and pieces of the fruit and rind.
Store tea mixture in the refrigerator where it will keep for about two months.