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Honey Citron Tea.
Honey Citron Tea looks amazing! and it tastes just as good as it looks, do you want to know how to make this sweet tea? then keep reading and find out how you can make this tea right in your home.
So read on and enjoy making this recipe.
Korean Citron Tea is an herbal tea made with citrus fruit.
It contains no caffeine and is perfect if you’re looking for a little cold relief from the summer heat. This tea is just a nice hot to warm you up during the cold times wherever you are, I love my teas hot, but I know some who like their teas cold (iced).
I think you’ll like this recipe just as much as I do. Enjoy!
WHAT IS CITRON OR YUZU TEA?
Citron Tea or yujacha is a very popular and traditional Korean cold remedy that is NOT a tea — it’s a tisane or an herbal tea. It’s made from the citrus fruit yuzu, and it’s tea in the loosest sense of the word in that it’s something you can stir into hot water and drink.
For it to be real tea, it has to come from a Camellia Sinensis plant, and no ingredient in this beverage does.
But wait, what does it taste like?
Yuzu tea tastes like a mix of lemon, orange, and a hint of grapefruit, and I know who might like this, but I like my teas sweet from what is in the bag.
CITRON TEA STORE-BOUGHT VS MADE FROM SCRATCH
I don’t know anyone that makes citron tea from scratch, and I can see why — tracking down the yuzu is not easy to find. But if you have ever had the citron tea from the jar, the ingredient list made me want to try making my tea, and I will do another post kind of like an update on what this tea is like, but here is the post to make it.
Instead of the three ingredients, I needed for mine, the ones sold in stores had at least six ingredients, some of which I couldn’t pronounce.
It’s not something you can make at home to save money; that’s for sure; Amazon has lots of different jars and tins of this great tea. I love my tea in bags, so it’s easier to throw them into my compost pail.
I know others who like loose tea in a tea infuser, I just might write a post now about why to use both loose leaf and bags for your next cup of tea.
But whatever kind of way you like your tea works for me! I have no objections to the way you want tea! 🙂
Now on to the recipe.
WHAT I USE TO MAKE THIS CITRON TEA
- Citrus fruit yuzu (Yuja in Korean)
- Yuzu isn’t so easy to find.
- Sugar and honey to sweeten.
- White vinegar to rinse the yuzu to make sure it was super clean.
- Chef’s knife, cutting board, and a bowl.
- Weck jars
- To store the tea in the refrigerator.
- Gooseneck electric kettle
- A must for tea drinkers.
- Glass mug (see-through works best; I love how you can see all the yuzu bits flying around with this mug).
HOW TO MAKE CITRON TEA
The recipe itself is SUPER simple and comes together in a few minutes of your time (It will be worth your time, by the way).
No need to preheat an oven or get out a saucepan for the stove. It’s all about cutting (the yuzu into thin slices) and mixing (the sugar, honey, and sliced yuzu). That’s it.
There are a ton of hard, round seeds in the yuzu, so make sure you throw all those out and not let them into your water.
You can make citron tea by using all sugar or all honey, but I found making it with all honey completely masked the yuzu flavor, so I like to add mostly sugar instead of a little bit of honey added for flavor and sweetness.
It looks like jam or preserves, and you need a tablespoon or two into a cup of hot water, and you’re good to go. Citron tea doesn’t have any caffeine, so that it won’t keep you up.
What do you do with the yuzu bits floating around? You eat it! It packs an excellent vitamin C punch. It’s a drink you can chew
The citron tea will last in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 months.
Korean Citron Yuzu Tea is an herbal made with citrus fruit, and it’s perfect for the colder months; it just so happens that as I type this post out, it’s the high 90s but I still want to try this tea out.
Still, thinking of trying this out?
Maybe you want to make sure that this tea is good for you; even with honey, it’s still with sweeteners, and I know some who just might not like that. Here are a few reasons to have this tea.
This tea is great to help you fuel up on vitamin C, and this tea helps you out with getting rid of the flu. Honey Citron tea also has benefits in helping you fight off most sicknesses you might get anywhere (No, Covid is not one of them).
YIELD: This makes six cups of Honey Citron Tea.
- Two large yuzus or four small yuzus, about 1 cup, sliced
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup honey
- Thoroughly clean yuzu fruit. I like to clean the fruit by spraying it with vinegar and then rinsing it in water.
- Slice yuzus in half, then slice thinly. Throw out the seeds.
- Mix the sliced yuzu, sugar, and honey in a bowl until well combined. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
- To make tea, stir 1-2 tablespoons of yuzu mixture into a cup of hot water and enjoy your wonderful cup of tea.
Make sure to eat the yuzu rinds and bits floating around after you drink all of the tea.
More Tea Jubilee.
Honey Citron Tea looks so good! and I have just the cookie to have with it. so, that’s why I have this link just for those who love to have something with their tea. But it’s not a cookie. It’s a brownie! Yes, I am linking to Red Velvet Blondies from Best Baking Tips. Enjoy.
This next one is going to a plant store that my mom and her team just opened a few weeks ago, It’s called Joyful Eco and when you see what they have on this site then you’ll see why I have linked to this website.
So, you might be thinking. “Rebekah? Why are you linking to these things? What happened to what you’ve said before about eating healthy?”
I’m still encouraging that. But we all love a few sweeteners in our lives, I mean did you see the title of this post? It’s called “Honey Citron Tea.”
I mean don’t get me wrong, I love teas with honey and all but some might not like them this way, that’s why my other post above is able to be made without the Honey. So, I do have another link that talks about being a vegan and why it’s good. Click here to check it out.
And that’s it for now, I am working on my third post this weekend. I hope you enjoy your weekend and stop back soon for anything tea. If you don’t follow me on Instagram then just look up @tea_jubilee and give me a follow.
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