This Korean date and ginger tea is a simple homemade tea. It is good either hot or cold. It tastes good and it is also good for colds. Koreans believe that dates and ginger help keep the body warm, so it is especially good in the winter. Dates, ginger, honey, and pine nuts are all healthy ingredients.
Yield: 4 Cups
Short Korean Lesson
- DaeChu (대추) = Dates
- SaengGang (생강) = Ginger
- 20 Dried Dates (10 oz)
- ¼ Cup Ginger
- 6 Cups Water
- ½ Cup Honey
- Some Dates and Pine Nuts for Garnishing
Wash 20 dried dates in water twice and drain.
Slice the ginger thinly until you get ¼ of a cup.
In 6 cups of water, add the ginger and dates. Once it starts to boil, cook for 20 minutes on medium-high.
Meanwhile, remove the date seeds by cutting the fruit and the skin away from the seeds without breaking the flesh. Roll the date flesh and slice it into ¼-inch pieces. It should look like a flower-type shape.
20 minutes later, add ½ cup of honey, and cook for 5 more minutes on high.
Depending on your tastes, you can adjust the amount of sweetness with sugar or honey.
Drain the tea and discard the dates and ginger.
Garnish the tea with pine nuts and a slice of a date before serving. Try this someday. Thank you.