Mugi Cha (Barley Tea)

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Grain, Malt, Roasted Barley
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Average preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 3 oz / 88 ml

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This delightful traditional Japanese drink is made from roasted barley, is light to medium-bodied, with a toasty, sweet, grain-like flavor. Also great iced.

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This is my first time with mugicha, Japanese barley tea. I’ve read it’s a popular iced summer drink. I am drinking it hot and in the winter, so I suppose this’ll be different than the usual.

There’s a cereal this reminds me of… If you’ve been to the USA and have had Honey Smacks or Golden Crisp, I think those cereals are made from popped barley because the flavor and scent is just like this tisane.

The infusion here is a pale gold color, so I’ve definitely brewed this on the lighter side. I only used 3 oz of water, but I had a pretty small sample of it to try. It tastes malty, grain-like, roasted, slightly sweet. It’s very easy to drink. I really could see myself enjoying this more often. It reminds me of houjicha but with more maltiness and grain flavors.

A-OK by my book!

Flavors: Grain, Malt, Roasted Barley

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 88 ML

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