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Aug 26, 2004 05:51 PM

Korean Citron Honey Tea

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: yimster

      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

      1. re: Pat Hammond

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

    2. 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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      1. re: plum

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