Korean Citron Honey Tea
- Pat Hammond
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?
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.
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.)