Ginseng Oolong & Cinnamon Bark Cold Brew

We’re excited about this Ginseng Oolong for several reasons. First, they’re quite difficult to find in the GCC region. Second, it has a unique root herbal sweet taste; and more importantly, there’s an undeniable power of ginseng, one of the most health-promoting herbs in the world. Oolong is generally known to increase metabolism, while ginseng acts as an appetite suppressant. Ginseng is known to*:

  • Soothe menstrual cramps
  • Boost mood
  • Acts as aphrodisiac
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boost Endurance
  • Treats colds & flus

Both Oolong and Ginseng root (powder) are a winning combination that’s rich in antioxidants. The taste is slightly sweet with a subtle distinct hint of licorice. Added with the Cinnamon bark, it adds depth to the cold brew, that’s certainly very, sweet earthy root-based.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of Lady Orchid Ginseng Oolong
  • 4 cups of water (or 1-liter Pitcher/Carafe/Juice Jug)
  • 2-3 cinnamon barks
  • 1 tbsp of honey (optional)

 

Instructions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a pitcher, French press or Carafe.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight and adjust to your liking.
  3. Strain all the ingredients out of the pitcher and pour through a fine-mesh sieve.
  4. Serve with ice. Garnish with orange wedges.

 

Notes:

The 1st brew of the Cold Brew has a predominant ginseng taste. You can make a 2nd brew using the same tea leaves, which brings out the Oolong taste. We’ve combined both brews together for a balanced taste profile.

Please note that we use fresh cinnamon barks, which infuse better with liquids. There are 2 varieties of Cinnamon Bark: Cassia Cinnamon & Ceylon Cinnamon. Either one is fine. For this cold brew, we used the Cassia Cinnamon, which is a hard bark, that’s dark reddish color with a sweet & spicy aroma. This is common in most supermarkets. The Ceylon (sometimes referred to as ‘true cinnamon’) has a lighter color, that’s easier to break and yields a slightly sweeter aroma. Either one is fine, depending on which variety you prefer and can get in your country.

 

Source: Made by yv et té

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Made by: Yvette A.

Photo by Heather Barnes on Unsplash

Posted on July 2019 www.yvettetea.com/blog

* Macher, Ingrid. “The Complete Guide to Ginseng Oolong Tea.” http://gethealthygethot.com/4119/the-complete-guide-to-ginseng-oolong-tea/

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