How to Make Korean Burdock Tea

Burdock Tea (우엉차) is a popular home made drink in both South Korea as well as Japan. It has been drunk and enjoyable in one form or another for 100s of years. The main benefits of drinking Burdock tea are as follows; Weight loss, improved Blood Circulation, Relieve Constipation and some Cancer prevention properties. The taste is a little woody and slightly herbal. It’s a really nice tea and a little different from other teas on the market.

How to Make Korean Burdock Tea Step by Step guide

From start to finish, how to make burdock tea at home:

Ingredients

  • Burdock Root
  • Water

Process

Step 1 – Wash and then cut the burdock root into thin pieces about 5mm thick.

Step 2 – Leave the pieces in a warm place for around 24 hours until completely dry.

Step 3 – Fry the dried pieces for just a few minutes.

Step 4 – Boil the burdock pieces and then leave them in the water for at least a couple of hours. (the amount of water added will determine the strength)

Step 5 – filter out the burdock pieces and enjoy your home make Korean burdock tea.

Pictures

Burdock Root
Burdock Root
Sliced Burdock Root
Sliced Burdock Root
Burdock after drying and frying
Burdock after drying and frying
Korean Burdock Tea Green Version, is when you add a small burdock to water ratio.
Korean Burdock Tea Green Version, is when you add a small burdock to water ratio.
Korean Burdock Tea Brown Version, is when you add a higher burdock to water ratio.
Korean Burdock Tea Brown Version, is when you add a higher burdock to water ratio.

Summary

I hope you consider make Korean Burdock Tea (우엉차) if you have the chance in the future. Any questions or comments please let us know, thank you

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