Today I present to you a jujube ginger tea! I’ve been using jujube in cooking for years, so you’ve probably seen them in my recipes. This time it’s the main ingredient in this tea, and it’s something I’ve been drinking every day these days.
There are a lot of health benefits of jujube and Koreans have long used it for its medicinal value. They have antioxidants to protect against cancer, and plenty of vitamin C and calcium. They help fight depression, blood flow, and strengthen teeth and bones! But the real reason this tea is made is because it’s delicious, and it fills your home with great aroma while it’s boiled.
I used to make this tea the traditional way, similar to how I made bone broth, by boiling and boiling jujubes in water for hours upon hours, and when the liquid had reduced, I would add more water and keep boiling. It took a long time and there wasn’t much jujube flavor when I finished. Then a few years ago I went to a coffee shop in Insadong in Seoul, Korea and had this tea. It was thick and full of flavour. The taste was very good and I found that I felt really satisfied after drinking it.
They used the method I’m showing you here, boiling everything into a paste and then squeezing it through a strainer. The finished tea is thick, inconspicuous, but very sweet and tasty. I like it a lot better. Enjoy the tea!
Serves 3 to 4
- Wash the jujube in cold running water and rub it with both hands to remove any dirt. behavior.
- Cut the sides of each jujube with a sharp kitchen knife and add to a heat-resistant glass kettle (or a stainless steel bowl).
- Add ginger, cinnamon stick and water. Cover and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. If the kettle or saucepan is small, you may have to break the lid, as it will boil easily.
- Reduce the heat and leave it on a low heat for an hour. Take off the fire.
- Pour into a large stainless steel strainer over a large bowl. Mash the solids and press with a wooden spoon until the jujube pulp passes through the strainer.
- Press the dregs well with the wooden spoon so they don’t get lost. ignorance.
- Put the filtered tea into the kettle (or pot) and reheat it. Pour into glasses, sprinkle with pine nuts, and serve.