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Barley tea (Mugicha) is a very popular drink in Japan made from roasted barley that is commonly consumed by adults and children alike. It is naturally caffeine-free and sugar-free, which makes this a perfect low-carb/keto beverage for the whole family. Typically served over ice it is a refreshing Japanese summertime favorite. Barley tea has a fragrant, toasty flavor with slight bitter undertones. It can be an acquired taste if you are not used to it but in my opinion, I think it is the perfect sugar-free refreshing drink on a hot summer day. The best part is that Barley tea is cold brewed so all you do is drop a tea bag into a pitcher of water and place it in the refrigerator. It can be consumed within minutes for a lighter flavor or cold brewed for hours if you prefer a stronger more bolder flavor. It is purported that barley tea is good for digestion, boosts the immune system, reduces stress, and increases weight loss. So the next time you are in search of a new refreshing summer beverage try some Mugicha. It may be a game changer!
Not only is Barley Tea a 0 carb beverage, it also contains 3 grams of fiber per serving. So technically this is a negative carb drink.
Now, let’s get started!
Prepping Time 5M
Total Time 5M
Net Carb/Serv ~0g
Servings 1 Pitcher
- 1 Barley Tea Bag
- 1L Water
1) Gather all the ingredients.
2) Place Barley Tea Bag in pitcher and fill with cold water.
3) Depending on your preference, brew for 5 minutes or up to 3 hours.
4) Serve in a glass filled with ice and enjoy.
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Barley Tea - Mugicha
- 1 Piece Barley Tea Bag
- 1 L Water
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Place Barley Tea Bag in pitcher and fill with cold water.
- Depending on your preference, brew for 5 minutes or up to 3 hours.
- Serve in a glass filled with ice and enjoy.
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