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Barley Tea

Prep Time

5 min

Cooking Time

7 min





  • 1 Tbsp roasted barley (store bought or roasted on the stove-top)

  • 1 quart water


  1. Place the roasted barley in water and bring to a boil. Store unused roasted barley in an airtight jar until needed.

  2. When the water boils, reduce heat to low and simmer for several minutes. For a light tea, simmer 2 to 3 minutes. For a darker, stronger tea, simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. To serve, pour the tea through a bamboo or metal tea strainer into each cup. 

  4. Barley in the strainer may be returned to the teapot and reused once more.

  • Barley tea may be served hot year-round as well as cool in the Summer.


Michio and Aveline Kushi

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