Ginseng Tea Recipe
The addition of salt is optional. I find that a small pinch of salt draws out the favour of the ginseng.
- 30g American Ginseng “fibers” or “beards” (洋参须)
- 1.5 litres of water
- a pinch of salt
- Bring water to a boil in a pot. Add ginseng and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Season with salt. Sieve the tea using a strainer and serve the drink at room temperature or chilled.
Noob Cook Tip
If you do not want to use a strainer, you can put the ginseng in disposable soup pouches and discard the entire pouch after simmering.
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I think I need this ginseng tea too! As the weather is so hot and humid making lazy everyday :)
i dislike the bitterness of ginseng….i need to learn how to like it…
then brew with chrysanthemum and add lots of rock sugar :p
thanks for reminding me, haha. I just went to make a cup for myself.
Can anyone give me advise how to prepare ginger tea pls. I simply love this drink …..Thanks!
This is how I brew it too. When I’m not feeling well, I drink anything. :D
Thanks for your speedy reply and the recipe. Will give it a try this weekend, btw can I use those honey rock sugar from Eu Yan Sang instead. Thanks :)
Hi there, I don’t have a recipe for ginger tea yet. But if you want to add honey rock sugar to ginseng tea, u can do so. best if u also add some chrysanthemum :)
I know that some ginseng variety is “heaty” while some other is “cooling”…now I am trying to remember which is which. Guess I really need to increase my mental alertness liao….:O
american & canadian are cooling, while korean is heaty – I think!!
This sounds really good. I drink a lot of green tea, but haven’t had much ginseng at all. yum!
Ginseng tea is something I shld drink more often :D My mom always had to force us to drink it as we didn’t like the bitter taste hehe…looking fwd to your HK stories!