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where can i buy the tea served in korean restaurants?

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ivie Feb 8, 2006 04:06 PM

what is it called and is there a store that sells it in soho/w. vill/tribeca area?

thanks.

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    Dbird Feb 8, 2006 05:49 PM

    Are you looking for barley tea? or persimmon tea? I don't know where to buy either downtown but you can get barley tea (ie, roasted barley) at any Korean grocery. Obviously in Koreatown, but I don't know if there are other Korean grocery stores in Manhattan or where they might be. You can make persimmon tea with dried persimmons, ginger, cinnamon, sugar and pine nuts.

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      Jane P. Feb 8, 2006 06:48 PM

      Barley tea (bori-cha) is pretty easy to make, I think. Just barley.

      The Japanese mugi-cha is similar, but has green tea with the barley. These you can usually find bottled in Asian stores like M2M.

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        ivie Feb 9, 2006 08:49 AM

        awesome! thanks dbird and jane p.

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