Kumquat Fruit Tea Recipe
Kumquat fruit tea is a tangy sweet and sour drink that served hot, may help to relieve your sore throat or cough. Served cold, it is the refreshing Chinese answer to American lemonade.
A very simple recipe that does not include actual tea. Kumquats, a small citrus fruit native to China, are packed with vitamin C.
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 the juice from each piece into pot through a strainer (to catch seeds), then toss the fruit in.
- Pour boiling water into pot, cover and steep for five 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.
CHINESE NAME OF THIS DISH
jīn jú chá
Also known as 金桔 jīnjú (Taiwan pron. jīnjí).
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