Preparing Korean Ginseng Tea

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Preparing Korean Ginseng Tea

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One of the most popular and well-loved drinks in Korea is the insam cha or ginseng tea. This tea is just a great beverage to consume on a cold day as its punch and aroma will just give your entire body the warmth and jolt it needs. Ginseng is also known for its revitalizing and restorative properties, which is why a lot of Koreans drink insam cha after a tiring day or whenever they are sick. The great thing is that tea is ridiculously easy to prepare, so go ahead and follow the steps below so you can have your own dose of Korean ginseng tea any time:

Ingredients

Ginseng root

Honey

Water

 

Steps

If you have a tea ball, then shave pieces of fresh ginseng root and put into tea ball. Steep in very hot (but not boiling) water for 5 minutes. Add honey to taste.

If you do not have a tea ball, then peel the ginseng root and make 7 or 8 thin slices. Coat the ginseng with a generous amount of honey and let sit for 15 minutes. Pour very hot (but not boiling) water over the ginseng and honey and let steep for 5-10 minutes.

Scoop or strain out ginger slices and enjoy.

Recipe source: http://koreanfood.about.com/od/drinks/r/How-To-Make-Ginseng-Tea-Insam-Cha.htm

Some ginseng teas can be too overwhelming for some, so do not hesitate to mix your tea with ginger or green teas. Feel free to mix according to your desired tastes. Also, do not forget to consult your physician before starting any ginseng tea drinking routine. This is particularly relevant to those who are pregnant or have other medical issues. Ginseng can perk up your body in various ways especially when it is combined with certain ingredients, so always be on the safe side by consulting medical professionals first before undergoing any beverage regimen.

Are you a big fan of ginseng tea? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments section below. And as always, Korean BBQ Online is here to help you in all of your Korean BBQ needs. Only trust Sydney’s best Korean BBQ delivery service!

5 Korean home remedies that you must know

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5 Korean home remedies that you must know

Given that Korean cuisine is considered as one of the healthiest in the world, it should not be a surprise anymore that there are Korean food items that can provide remedy or even cure a whole lot of common ailments. So why bother spending your cash buying those antibiotics and other medications to treat very basic body ailments when you probably already have a stock of Korean food remedies right in your kitchen? Below is a list of Korean home remedies that will definitely be helpful:

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1. Citron Tea

Korean Yuja Cha is loaded with Vitamin C that it is just one of the perfect beverages to drink when you’re suffering from cough or colds. A warm cup of citron tea is also just so good to drink on a cold day or when you’re battling with flu for example. Not only is this beverage loaded with vitamins, it is also a very soothing and calming beverage. If you don’t prefer drinking teas, then yuja marmalades are also available.

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2. Chicken Soup with Ginseng

Eating ginseng-infused chicken soup or sam gae tang is just perfect during the hot summer months. Those who are recovering from sickness can also enjoy the benefits of this dish. Ginseng has restorative and reinvigorating properties that will help your body go back to its healthy state. Koreans also believe that the spiciness of this dish and the added ginseng will help you sweat and eventually cause your body to naturally detoxify.

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3. Ginseng Porridge

Jook (rice porridge) is another typical breakfast, lunch or even dinner food that is filling and healthy. This dish is just great for those who are sick, want to feel full, but have somehow lost the appetite. And because of the added ginseng, Koreans believe that eating ginseng porridge will revitalize one’s body system and eventually assist the body in getting rid of toxins.

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4. Asian Pears with Honey

Eating Asian pears with honey will soothe your throats especially if you are coughing incessantly. Not only is this sweet and tasty food going to alleviate the irritation and pain in your throat, it will also provide enough nutrients to help your body extinguish the cold virus.

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5. Bean Sprout Soup

We say goodbye to bad cases of hangovers after a night of extreme partying because we have the bean sprout soup. This light soup is loaded with Vitamin C and other important minerals that will help you recover from hangovers quickly, replenish lost body fluids, and also help your body to detoxify. This soup is also great to help you recover from a bad case of colds.

Do you have any other Korean home remedies that will benefit our readers? Leave all your thoughts on the comments section below. And don’t forget to spread the word about Korean BBQ Online, your most trusted Korean BBQ online shopping and delivery service that will never let you down. Drop us a line today to see how we can help!