Barley Tea

wtorek, 28 stycznia 2014

Barley Tea

Time: 11 mins


  • 2 ounces roasted barley (1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 pints water
  • honey, can be added to help sooth sore throat
  • lemon, can be added to help sooth sore throat


  • 1 To make plain barley water \u00ef\u00bf\u00bd put two ounces of barley into a small saucepan along with 1-1/2 pints of water.
  • 2 Bring to a boil.
  • 3 Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 6 minutes.
  • 4 Strain through cheesecloth, forcing out all the juice.
  • 5 Barley water is a very nutritious cooling drink that helps bring down fever.
  • 6 It is also useful for those suffering from bronchitis and asthma.
  • 7 To Roast barley(use pot or pearl barley\u00ef\u00bf\u00bdpearled barley being more refined than pot barley but making no difference to the tea).
  • 8 In a hot a cast iron skillet until a drop of water sizzles when dropped into pan.
  • 9 Measure barley into a sieve and rinse under cold running water.
  • 10 Towel dry.
  • 11 Put barley in skillet and dry roast, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for even toasting, until it turns golden.
  • 12 Over-roasting will produce a coffee-like drink!
  • 13 To make a caffeine-free coffee substitute, roast the barley until it is brown.
  • 14 Cool and grind.
  • 15 Then roast again until fragrant and very dark-- but not burnt.
  • 16 Use in place of regular ground coffee, experimenting with amounts until desired strength is reached.

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