I want to drink barley tea on a hot day. But it’s not available overseas. This is a recipe to make it.
Barley tea is usually made from barley or pearl barley. However, wheat is easier to find in Finland, so I’m going to introduce a recipe using wheat.
Homemade Mugicha, Japanese Barley Tea from Wheat
- grain wheat (threshed) 120 g
- Set the oven (*1) to convection mode or heat from above and below mode (*2).
- Preheat the oven to 200℃. Preheat the baking sheet as well.
- Put the wheat in the baking sheet and heat it.
- If you are making it for the first time, check the temperature every 5 minutes; it will start to burn after 20 minutes.
- Cook for about 25-30 minutes.
- The top is the original wheat, and the bottom right is a guide to stop heating. The color looks like light-roasted coffee beans. The bottom left is undercooked. Or, if the fragrant smell becomes a little burnt, stop cooking and let cool.
- Boil water and add the wheat. It is recommended to boil 4 tablespoons per liter of water for about 5 minutes.
- Stop heating, remove from heat, and strain.
- Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.