Roasted Barley Tea is another health drink you can make for yourself. The benefits? It apparently helps to prevent tooth decay by flushing the bacteria in the mouth and it apparently keeps the blood fluid. Besides, it’s refreshing hot or cold so can be a year round drink, and doesn’t require sugar. So here we go.
Roasted Barley Tea
¼ cup pearled barley, rinse and drain and put in a dry skillet over medium high heat. Stir continuously until a light golden color. Remove the barley from the skillet and put in a pot with 2 quarts (8 cups) water. Bring the pot to a boil, reduce heat and simmer 2 or 3 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat and let sit until room temperature. Strain and put in a pitcher. You can drink this hot or cold. You can adjust the flavor by how dark you toast the barley and how long you simmer it. So, experiment and enjoy. It has a delicious flavor that is quite unique. I’ve even used it as a base for soup (barley and soup go together.)
Or, you can go the easy route and buy your roasted barley tea ready to go.