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Wonderful Hot Tea Recipes That You Should Try

korean barley tea

If you need to lose weight fast and you are an avid tea drinker, then you are on the right track. Drinking tea is a healthy way to lose weight. It can help increase the rate of your metabolism so that you can burn calories faster than normal. Tea is effective, safe, and inexpensive. And if you are getting tired of the same old plain black tea, green tea, etc., then you may want to try these four delicious tea recipes.

korean barley tea

Roasted Barley Tea or Corn Tea

Koreans love this grain-based tea. It is normally poured over meals and does not come in tea bags. To make this, rinse thoroughly and drain the barley or the corn first. Bring water to a boil. Four quarts of water is needed for half a cup of roasted barley or one cup of roasted corn. Let the mixture simmer for thirty minutes. Strain the tea, sieve it, and serve hot.

Ruby Tea

  • 3 tablespoons of cinnamon-flavored tea apple-raspberry juice
  • 6 circular slices of orange3 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ teaspoon of whole cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon of ground nutmeghalf a tablespoon of honey

Put all the ingredients, except the tea, in a pot. Cover the pot and let the mixture simmer in low heat. After twenty minutes, remove from the heat and add the cinnamon-flavored tea. Steep for another five minutes. Strain and serve up to eight people!

spice tea
spice tea

Spice Tea Concentrate

  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 7 tea teaspoons
  • 3 sticks of cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons of whole cloves
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 12-ounce can of frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Add the tea, cinnamon sticks, and whole cloves into the boiling water. Let the mixture boil for one minute then steep for another ten minutes. Stir occasionally. Strain the tea and the spices into a pot. Make sure that you are using a non-aluminum one.  Dissolve the sugar and place the orange juice concentrate/lemon juice. Store this spice tea concentrate in a sealed glass container and refrigerate overnight so that the flavors will completely mix. If you want to make delicious hot tea anytime, just add three parts of hot water to one part of the tea concentrate mixture.

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