Barley Tea

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

Barley Tea

Postby gunbuster363 » Apr 2nd, '14, 02:52

Hi,

2 years ago I came across Barley Tea ( in pre-packed teabag ) in a Japanese supermarket in Hong Kong, it turned out wonderful with exceptional flavour. Later at that period the particular kind of Barley Tea was gone. I tried two other Barley Tea being sold but they are not of the same good quality.

I remotely remember the brand was claiming to be uji barley tea as I've attached a possible one I got from internet search. I think the picture matches with the one I got 2 years ago.


Now I am thinking if any of you guys have experience with good quality barley tea which I could bought online? I saw that Ippodo has one but I am not sure of the quality and flavour. ( https://shop.ippodo-tea.co.jp/kyoto/sho ... cid=bancha )

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby Chip » Apr 2nd, '14, 12:07

I usually make my own ...

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby gunbuster363 » Apr 2nd, '14, 21:32

you grow your own barley ? :D

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby Chip » Apr 2nd, '14, 22:38

gunbuster363 wrote:you grow your own barley ? :D

How did you know?

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby Chip » Apr 2nd, '14, 23:14

Actually, I just purchase barley from a whole foods type store and roast it at home.

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby gunbuster363 » Apr 3rd, '14, 00:27

I've heard people roast their own coffee beans... hard to adjust the roast level... also easier to just buy the finished product :cry:

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby Chip » Apr 3rd, '14, 08:27

gunbuster363 wrote:I've heard people roast their own coffee beans... hard to adjust the roast level... also easier to just buy the finished product :cry:

Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't easier to buy finished product. And often when I do, I am not satisfied with the roasting anyway.

And there is something enjoyable about making one's own ... and this is just barley tea ... it is not a huge deal like roasting one's own coffee or processing one's own tea ... though many people do both to one degree or another.

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Re: Barley Tea

Postby brose » Apr 3rd, '14, 13:06

I think barley tea is all about the same. It might vary in the roast a little bit, but unless I have them side by side I cant tell the difference. Just about any reasonable source should be about the same.

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