Barley tea—also known as Korean barley tea or roasted barley tea—is a popular hot and cold drink in Asia. In Korea, the drink is called boricha (bori meaning barley and cha meaning tea). In Japan, the drink is called mugicha
The primary ingredient in barley tea is roasted barley. Barley is a whole grain that is grown around the world. Barley is popular with healthy eaters because of its high fiber content and mild taste. The grain is also used to manufacture bread, cereal, and is also fermented and used in the production of some alcoholic drinks such as beer and distilled beverages.
Barley tea offers a mild flavor profile consisting of a toasty flavor with slightly bitter undertones. It is often described as nutty and light. Barley tea is naturally caffeine-free and emits a golden color similar to honey.
Barley tea contains a wide range of vitamins, nutrients and biological compounds that are credited for positive health benefits. Barley tea contains vitamins A and C along with antioxidants that help to eliminate free radicals and amino acids and melatonin that aid overall health.