Barley tea is one of the most popular herbal teas in the world. Tea is not just one of the famous drinks all over the world but also quite versatile in nature. The enhancing aroma and natural calming effects that it leaves us with, isn’t all that a comforting cup of tea offers. It’s no secret that any kind of tea rewards us with countless health benefits. Among innumerable types of tea, delight your taste buds with a cup of barley tea. Barley tea is a roasted grain-based infusion made from barley. It has a toasty and slightly bitter flavor.This drink is a staple across several East Asian countries. It is mainly relished in the top three countries that are China, Korea and Japan. Every country has given this drink a unique name. In China, it’s called out by the name Maicha, Japan has named it Mugicha while in Korean it is known as Boricha. ‘Cha’ is the common word used for tea. In Korea, the drink is consumed either hot or cold depending on the weather and people’s mood. Japanese people love sipping on it when it is fresh and cold. So in Japan, barley tea is considered to be one of the popular summertime refreshments. Unfortunately no one knows the fine origin of barley tea but it is assumed to have emerged from either one of these countries. Are you already in a mood to try this drink? Check out the full procedure of making it at home. 

Ingredients-

  • A bowl of barley 
  • Water
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Steps in the making-

  • Take a pan and roast barley in it on low-medium flame until it turns brown. 
  • After roasting, keep it aside and let it cool down.
  • Meanwhile, boil water in a saucepan. 
  • Pour hot water over roasted barley. Add a tablespoon of honey into it. Keep this mixture aside for 20 minutes. 
  • Mix well and then strain it into a cup.
  • There you go. Your barley tea is ready.