Friday, July 9, 2010

Mugicha, the best tea for summer

We buy one or two packages of mugicha, barley tea every summer. We bought one the other day, and I realized again how reasonable it is, so I’m writing about it today.

Brewed mugicha is brown. The taste is smooth, has no bitterness, and similar to the roasted flavor of hojicha. It doesn’t have caffeine. Mugicha is usually enjoyed in cold without sugar. We drink mugicha a lot in the summer.



It’s very easy to prepare. We just put one teabag and tapped water (our faucet has a built-in water filter) into a one litter (2.2lb) jar, and leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours. That’s it. You don’t need to boil water or use a teapot. It’s so easy. During summer, we always have mugicha in the fridge by using two jars in alternate shifts, and drink it like water. How much do you think this mugicha package (54 teabags) costs? I’ll tell you about it on the next post. Talk to you soon!

9 comments:

  1. I have a lot of Mugicha at home, because it's very cheap here in Korean and Japanese food shops as well... But I somehow dislike the flavor, so I don't drink it very often. Though I have to admit it's very refreshing!

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  2. Hello Michal,
    where you buy Mugicha tea? I would like to try something refreshing in these hot summer days.

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  3. Tomáš,
    as far as I know, there are two shops in Bratislava that offer it - Arirang and Seoul Plaza, both located near Polus City Center. The cost is about 2 euro for big pack, similar to the one on photo here.

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  4. I'm glad to hear that you have Korean and Japanese food shops in Slovakia!

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  5. Hi , How long should i leave the mugicha packet in the water jug/jar before removing it?

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    1. At least two hours. I usually put it before going to bed and it is ready in the next morning.

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  6. i went to japan last year and bought a big pack of this, i loved this tea. i still haven't ran out, but does these ever go bad? i couldn't find an expiration date. it still tastes pretty good.

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    1. I hope you had a good time in Japan! The best-before period is about one year. It doesn’t go bad easily if you keep it in an air-tight container at a cool and dry place. However, it gradually loses the best flavor as time goes, so I think it’s better for you to consume it in a while.

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