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The top 3 Korean traditional drinks


1. Maesil Tea (Green Plum Tea)

Maesil Tea is a traditional Korean tea made from maesil (fresh green plums) or maesil-cheong(plum syrup).
It is normally made by mixing maesil-cheong(plum syrup) with hot or cold water. Maesil Tea can also be made with plum extract, made by grating green plums, mixing it with a small amount of water and juicing them through hemp cloth, and sun-drying it.
The extract is kept in a glass container in a cool area and then mixed with hot or cold water to make tea.

How is it good for you?

• Promotes energy and vitality
• Good for the skin
• Good for digestion
• Stops diarrhea
• Treats inflammation
• Treats arteriosclerosis and high blood pressure
• Strengthens immunity

Recipes for PLUM TEA (1 SERVING)
• 2 Tbsp Korean plum extract
• 1 cup cold water
Stir lightly with a spoon just before you drink it. Enjoy!

2. Sikhye (Sweet Rice Punch)

Sikhye (sweet rice punch) is a traditional sweet Korean drink made of fermented malt and rice.
As the rice ferments, the grains turn white and become spongy, letting out their starch into the liquid, which turns light amber. The punch is never fermented long enough to become alcoholic, and it’s often served as a dessert in Korean restaurants. It has a pleasantly malty aftertaste.

It is normally served cold and garnished with pine nuts and jujube.
Sikye was served to royalty after meals to help digestion.

How is it good for you?

• Aids digestion,
• It contains dietary fiber and antioxidants.
• Relieves constipation
• Helps release body waste
• Reduces cholesterol

3. Sujeong-gwa (Cinnamon Ginger Punch)

Sujeong-gwa is a Korean traditional cinnamon ginger punch. Dark reddish brown in color, The punch is made by brewing the cinnamon and ginger at a slow boil. The solids are then removed and the remaining liquid is boiled again after adding either honey or brown sugar.
Dried persimmons are cut into portions and are added to soak and soften after the brew has completely cooled. Sujeong-gwa is served cold and commonly as a dessert.

How is it good for you?

• Boosts your immunity
• Good for digestion
• Antiviral
• Improves blood circulation
• Relieves hangovers
• Has anti-inflammatory effects