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Are you craving for some tangy and sweet drinks this summer? Well, our next recipe “Yuzu tea” is just perfect for this moment! This Korean Yuzu tea recipe is homemade, delicious, and has zero bitterness. Actually, citron tea is perfect for any occasion.
You only need two ingredients to make Yuzu tea. It’s that simple! In Japan, Yuzu tea is referred to as “Yuzu cha”, and is popularly enjoyed as a warm tea at the time of winter in Japan. This syrupy, sweet & tangy drink.
Basically, Yuzu is a popular Japanese citrus fruit and is very tasty. It has an incredible fragrance that you will get to experience in this recipe. Your kitchen will be filled with its aroma! Let’s get to the recipe so that you can enjoy this soul-soothing drink with your loved ones!
How To Make Yuzu Tea (Korean Citron Tea)?
Yuzu Tea (Korean Citron Tea) Recipe
- Glass Jar
- A Pot
- Paper Towels
- Medium-Sized Bowl
For Yuja Cheong (Citron Marmalade)
- 240 g Of Yuzu Fruit Yuja – About 8.4 ounces
- 240 g Of Rock Sugar Or Your Choice Of Sweetener – About 8.4 ounces
For Yuzu Tea
- 2 to 3 tsp Of Yuja Cheong Citron Marmalade – Homemade Or Store Bought
- 1 Cup Of Water Hot or Cold
For Making Yuzu Cheong
- Firstly, take a glass jar and sterilize it in a pot of boiling water.
- Next, rinse the Yuja fruit thoroughly in running water. You might utilize coarse salt or bi-carb soda to clean the fruit. Using some paper towels, pat dry Yuja fruit.
- Now remove the stems. Separate the Yuja rind, pith, seeds, pulp, and juice. Toss out the seeds & pith and make thin slices of Yuja rind (outer layer) in equal shapes & sizes.
- Using a blender, combine the Yuja pulp and juice and not the rind.
- Take a medium-sized bowl and mix the blended tuna with rock sugar. Now, take the sterilized jar and put the sliced Yuja rind, and then pour over the mixture of Yuja & sugar.
- Close the lid of the jar and then let it sit at room temperature so that the sugar can dissolve properly. Depending on the quantity, it might take a couple of days for the sugar to be dissolved properly. Don't forget to stir the Yuja Cheong utilizing a clean teaspoon daily.
- Next, place the jar in your refrigerator until you need to use it. The taste of yuna Cheong improves with time. The bitterness goes away in the third week of making it.
For Making Yuzu Tea
- Take 2 to 3 tsp of Yuja Cheong and let it dissolve in a cup of water.
- Stir well, and enjoy!
- Instead of using sugar, you can use honey as an alternative.
- You can also use a hand-held blender if a blender is not available.
Yuzu Tea Benefits
1. Contains Antioxidants
Yuzu tea is loaded with powerful antioxidants such as limonene & vitamin C. This helps in neutralizing toxic free radicals and lessens inflammation in the human body.
2. Extremely Nutritious
Yuzu tea is low in calories and rich in vitamins C & A. It tends to provide various plant compounds.
3. Improves Blood Flow
The presence of two flavonoids helps in reducing blood clotting. This helps in reducing the risk of heart disease and improves blood flow.
4. Helpful In Keeping The Brain Healthy
Yuzu tea might be helpful in reducing brain dysfunction and improving memory. It safeguards against ailments such as Alzheimer’s.
5. Helps Relieve Stress
By inhaling the aroma of Yuzu might help reduce the heart rate, relieve stress, anxiety, etc.
So, that was an amazing recipe for Yuzu tea and the benefits it has to offer! Share your feedback in our comment section below. Also, don’t forget to leave a recipe rating to inform other people that you really enjoyed this recipe a lot!
What If I Am Not Able To Find Fresh Yuzu?
Of course, fresh Yuzu is preferred but there is an alternative as well. You can use store-bought Yuzu marmalade or you can order it online from Amazon.
Can I Use Green Yuzu For Making Yuzu Tea?
Actually, yellow Yuzu is perfect for this recipe and it can be found in the winter season. Yellow Yuzu is juicy and the skin is gentle and has a rich & strong flavor. Whereas, green Yuzu is not favorable for making Yuzu tea as it has hard skin and is not very juicy.
How To Store Yuzu Tea?
You can store the Yuzu Cheong in refrigeration for at least three months. That’s the base for making Yuzu tea.
Is There Caffeine In Yuzu Tea?
There is zero caffeine in Yuzu tea and just contains the perfect amount of sweetness & tanginess.