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Toasted barley and honey tea recipe

Toasted barley and honey tea recipe

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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
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy-free

Ingredients

  • 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

    280kj
    66kcal
    3%
  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    3g 3%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

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

Method

  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.

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