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Korean Citron Honey Tea

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Pat Hammond Aug 26, 2004 05:51 PM

A friend gave me a really large jar of this unusual product. It looks and smells just like a good marmalade. The directions say to take 3-4 teaspoons full and mix into 80 cc of hot or cold water and stir. I tried it and it's not bad, iced. The citron peel has a decidedly grapefruit-like bitterness and it settles to the bottom of the glass. I'm often the lucky recipient of interesting foodstuff. "Give it to Pat; she'll eat anything." So now I wonder if there's anything else I can do with it. Any ideas?

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    plum Aug 27, 2004 08:34 AM

    Try this iced with soda water instead of tap water.

    If you add gin on top of that, it makes a brilliant cocktail for hot sticky weather. The slight bitterness of the citron peel is perfect against a good stroppy gin. (NB. Proportion the spoonfuls of the marmelade mixture so that the end result is not sweeter than Indian tonic water.)

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      Pat Hammond Aug 27, 2004 12:03 PM

      What an outstanding idea! I'll certainly try this while the weather is still warm. Thanks so much.

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      yimster Aug 26, 2004 06:30 PM

      I no expert on Korean Citron Honey Tea, but it very like a verison of Honey Lemon mixture my Mohter would give us when we were feeling less than prefect. It was good for cough, colds and general ill health. I think having ready made is a bonus to me. We have two bottles at home now. I have given so to some Mexican freinds and they tell me that like it and is like something they use also.

      I sure they come is a package of three honey tea's but am not sure what the other two are. But I think one is ginger honey and do not remember the other. Mrs. y has them put away so I will have to wait until I can talk to her to see what the other are.

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        Pat Hammond Aug 27, 2004 12:09 PM

        The ginger honey sounds really good, Yimster. I'm thinking that to use it for medicinal purposes you make a hot drink, right? Anyway, with Plum's reply and yours, I think I'm all set! Thanks as always, Yimster! pat

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          yimster Aug 27, 2004 02:34 PM

          Just remember the third jar. Red Date and Honey. I petty sure these drinks are used to improves one health.

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