Barley Tea (Boricha/Mugicha)

Feeling stressed out? Can’t sleep well? Then grab a glass of barley tea, sit back and let it take effect!



Using barley grains:

  • 2 liters water
  • 1/4 cup barley grains

Using tea bag:


Using barley grains:

  1. Rinse the barley grains under water and drain. 
  2. Transfer the grains to a tea filter bag or place them in a tea strainer. 
  3. Pour the water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add the tea bag or place the tea strainer in the pot and lower the heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes. The longer you simmer, the stronger the taste.  
  4. Remove the barley and pour the tea into a pitcher.
  5. Drink hot or refrigerate until cold, for up  to 4 days.

Cold brewing with tea bag:

  • Place on tea bag in a pitcher with cold water. Refrigerate for about 2 hours and enjoy.

Hot brewing with tea bag:

  • Bring water to a boil and turn the heat off. Add the tea bag to the pot or kettle and let brew for about 15 minutes. Remove the tea bag and enjoy.


Barley tea will keep refrigerated for up to 4 days.


Keywords: Korean barley tea, Japanese barley tea,

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