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Chinese healing cumquat tea recipe  

Kumquat Tea Recipe 金桔茶 (jīn jú chá) 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

Ingredients
10 kumquats
1 litre (1 qt) water
Honey or sugar (optional)

Method

  1. Wash kumquats well – do not peel.
  2. Slice into halves.
  3. By hand, squeeze most of juice from each piece into pot, then toss fruit in.
  4. Pour boiling water into pot, cover and steep for a few minutes.
  5. Serve hot, or let cool, refrigerate then serve with ice.

Notes:
If you are looking to relieve a cold, always drink it hot. For a sweeter drink add honey or sugar to taste. Kumquat = cumquat.

Read more: Kumquat: The Dwarf Orange of China

 
   
   

 

 
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