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I haven’t had this in a while because my pitcher somehow sprung a leak. Anyway, I finally was craving it so much that I made a makeshift pitcher out of my empty orange juice bottle to make some of this, haha. Mmmm, good to be back.
I needed a bit of a palate cleanser after trying some new teas today that weren’t hitting the spot for me. As always, a reliable tea to me.
Backlog from yesterday. My bus ride back from New York seemed to take forever, so when I finally came home, all I wanted was a nice cup of tea. This tea bag is a quick go-to for me. Nice toasted rice taste without completely taking over the green tea flavor.
Probably the best green tea I’ve ever tasted. Normally I’m not a fan of greens because they tend to be bitter with unpleasant aftertastes, but that isn’t the case at all with this tea.
This is smooth, light, refreshing, and contains a lovely sort of toasted flavor due to the brown rice. The quality is brilliant for a bagged tea and easily puts all of the loose greens I’ve tasted to shame.
My latest pitcher of this tea has a slight gingery note about it. Not sure how that happened because I really dislike ginger, so there is no way that it was contaminated by anything else gingery in my pantry. Well, the roasted barley taste is strong enough that I can pretend to ignore the ginger, so all is well. I just hope the rest of my tea bags are ok..
Finally bought a pitcher for my new place, which means barley tea time! Woohoo. I’ve missed drinking barley tea with my meals. Plain old water just isn’t as delicious.
I’m all about convenience these past few days, so I’ve been grabbing a bunch of these tea bags. They’re forgiving if I leave them hanging out in my mug for a long time. I especially like drinking this with really spicy or perhaps even sweet foods because it has a grounding, almost palate-cleansing effect with the brown rice.
I have yet to try this one hot, but cold and iced it’s wonderful. I usually drop a bag or two (they’re big!) into boiled water and let it sit for a few hours. Then I add some cold water to the concentrated tea and serve it over ice. The smell and taste is just like Cheerios cereal to me. I usually take it unsweetened, but it’s nice either way. Perfect summer drink!
I had it first at a Japanese restaurant in the summer (iced, of course). Now I make sun tea with this Korean one. It is kind of odd (tastes like grain and oddly a little like coffee) but light and refreshing when cold.
My go-to comfort tea. Growing up as a Korean American, I drank a lot of these teas when I started realizing I didn’t like coffee. My tea experience was pretty limited to this tea and a couple of others. Even after discovering tons of new teas recently (mostly thanks to Steepster!), this is a pantry staple.
I normally don’t like green teas as much because of that bitter taste, but I think the brown rice nicely hides that bitterness in this tea. I’ve had it hot & iced with nothing added and enjoyed it both ways.
As a Korean American, this is definitely a staple in my pantry/fridge. I always have a pitcher of this stuff on hand and basically drink it like I would water. If you’ve never had barley tea before, I suggest going to a Korean restaurant because my non-Korean friends either loved it or were weirded out by it. Most authentic Korean restaurants I know of have barley tea either hot or cold, so then you can form your opinion without brewing a whole pitcher of it.
Less flavorful then the Apple. I have to admit, I was hoping for a Blackberry strength similar to that of Blackberry Sage, from Republic of Tea. Yeah I know…silly. All in all though…it’s not a bad tea. It is light tasting, uncomplicated, the green tea shows up quickly.
I do hope this company comes out with more flavors, I think a Peach would be excellent by them.
I brewed this at 160, as that is the lowest setting of my kettle.
Got this at Kroger….I am really pleased that my local store is finally developing a better tea selection.
1st smell: Since it was from a tea bag, not much of a smell, and did come thru…was not inspiring.
1st taste: Apples. That is really all I can taste. Not complaining though, Was afraid that it would have cinnamon in it and for some reason apples and cinnamon together sometimes tastes weird to me.
I would definitely get this tea again, as well as be inclined to check out the other flavors. The package says to brew it at 158, I used the lowest setting of 160 on my variable temp kettle.
Sometimes there is something so nice about being able to open a teabag and pop it into a cup. I would say that loose tea TASTES better than bagged tea, but I love the simplicity of a teabag (not that loose tea is all that complicated).
Anyway, this tea has a bit of a funky smell and I can’t really put my finger on why it’s so strange. It might be the mixture of chamomile, honey, green tea and apple. I am excited to drink this tea as it’s a Korean green & I love tea from Korea. The taste is actually very pleasant. It’s a very smooth and mild green tea, but with the nice crisp finish of a green apple. The apple is a bit too artificial for me, but it’s still a decent cup. Thank you so much, ToiToi for the teabag!
Going shopping for this actually wasn’t my idea. A fellow writer/editor I know wanted to visit a Korean superstore I’d mentioned in passing. I didn’t think we’d locate this mysterious tisane she mentioned, but – lo and behold – there it was. I brewed it up that night. (It was a teabag, so no special instructions were needed.)
What to say…
The liquor smelled like Frosted Mini-Wheats and tasted like a cross between barley and buckwheat. I mean that in the best way possible. It’s not the great herbal I’ve ever tried, but in a pinch it certainly works. And I got a good story out of the deal. Can’t argue with that.
you have to try it cold. put 3 or 4 teabags in the small cup with hot water, then you pour it in 2L empty bottle then add cold water to just before the neck, then you put the teabags and fix their strings with the cap. store it in the refrigerator and drink it as like water.
it’s one of the most popular way to drink corn tea in the summer.
Novel, like many other Korean teas. I got this as a gift from a Korean friend, and it’s fun to have every so often. Apparently I need to try it iced!
As others have said, this is definitely a different tea. I find it novel and tasty, but yeah, not a staple. I got this tea as a gift from one of my Korean friends. I’ve also had Korean barley tea and brown rice tea. Apparently the Koreans love making tea out of everything.
In summary: a fun/novelTEA (pun obviously intended). Tastes like popcorn =)
In my experience, I’ve found that people tend to approach barley tea with some hesitance, and it becomes either a love or hate beverage for those who are willing to try it. Personally, I had no idea this had even existed until I visited a Korean restaurant near Atlanta, and was pleasantly surprised! The aroma doesn’t try to mask anything, the grain smell of barley makes itself clear, and the taste is satisfying and dull, with a hint of natural sweetness. I agree with the other reviewers, I’ve found that it is an ideal iced tea, especially with the size of these particular packets, but it makes for a fine hot beverage as well in the morning. Please don’t pass up on a chance to try it!
Ok, I have had this sitting in a pitcher in the fridge, with the loose roasted barley in it, continuing to steep and perhaps add a bit of flavor.
I had a glass of this, and not only was a it still sweet, but creamy. Barley tea – creamy??!? Wow! It was a beautiful golden color, like a beautiful ale. Sweet, creamy, and refreshing.
Had this iced yesterday, it was so deliciously sweet! Sweet? That was really unexpected. Iced is really the only way to drink Barley Tea.
Wombatgirl procured some corn tea
And sent a small sample to me.
You don’t have to be brainy
To perceive it tastes “grainy”
But it’s popcorny pleasant, you see.
(I dunno … I may drain this limerick thing dry!)
Yep, liquid popcorn. Going to ice some down for a yard work tea and see how it goes.