Green Tea

This tea is made from tender, young tea leaves. The tea has a mild taste, which makes it suitable with traditional Korean cookies.  For best taste, it is important to use moderately hot water at around 70-80 degrees in temperature.

Insam Tea 인삼차

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This famous Korean tea is made from insam(Korean ginseng) root. Insam is boiled for a long time and and then mixed with honey. Insam has many currative effects and is suitable for people with diabetes or high blood pressure.

Sujeonggwa 수정과

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Sujeonggwa is made by boiling ginger and cinnamon for a long time, until the flavor of the boiled water becomes spicy. After it cooked, it is served chilled, topped with dried persimmon slices and pine nuts. Sujeonggwa helps prevent anemia and constipation.

Omija Hwachae

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This Joseon Dynasty beverage was a special drink in the palace. It is prepared by soaking the omija fruit in water overnight and boiling the water to make tea. It is served chilled with Asian pears, which are cut into flowered shapes and pine nuts floating on the top of the tea.

Mogwa tea

Cut the mogwa fruit into small pieces and marinate in honey for a while. Afterwards, steep in boiling water. This papaya-like fruit tea is suitable for coughs and sore throats and helps relieve stress and fatique.

Ginger tea

Boil the ginger and leeks for a long time and then add sugar. When you drink this tea you will feel your body temperature getting higher, perhaps to the point of sweating. The strong, sharp taste of ginger helps relieve symptoms associated with colds and flu.

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