Tea Kumquat Tea 金桔茶 (jin-1 ju-2 cha-2, jin-1 ji-2 cha-2) Tasty, tangy drink that served hot may help in fighting cold or flu symptoms. Served cold it is the Chinese answer to American lemonade.
Serves 5–6 cups
1 litre (1 qt) water
Honey or sugar (optional)
Wash kumquats well – do not peel.
Slice into halves.
By hand, squeeze most of juice from each piece into pot,
then toss fruit in.
Pour boiling water into pot,
cover and steep for a few minutes.
Serve hot, or let cool, refrigerate then serve with ice.
If you are looking to relieve a cold, always drink it hot. For a sweeter drink add honey or sugar to taste. Kumquat = cumquat.
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