Skip to content
Toasted barley and honey tea recipe

Toasted barley and honey tea recipe

47 ratings

Try something new with this warming toasted barley tea recipe. Simple pour hot water over dry-fried pearl barley, stir in a spoonful of honey to sweeten and serve over a fragrant orange slice. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 10 mins
  • 66 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free


  • 30g pearl barley
  • 2 tsp honey
  • squeeze of fresh orange juice, plus 2 thin slices
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 15.6g Protein 1.3g Fibre 0g


  1. Rinse the pearl barley in a sieve, then rub dry in a clean tea towel. Heat a small frying pan over a medium heat and add the barley. Toast, stirring constantly, for 4-5 mins until deep golden brown and nutty-smelling, then remove from the heat and transfer to a teapot.
  2. Pour over 500ml boiling water and stir in the honey. Allow to brew for 3-4 mins until golden, then pour into cups. Add an orange slice and a squeeze of juice to each cup for a little extra zing.

Tip: Any citrus works well here. Try grapefruit or lemon too.

See more Drinks recipes

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.