A glass teapot with citron wedges and citron slices in the background on a black counter
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Korean Yuja Cha (Yuzu Citron) Tea Recipe

Make this traditional Korean cold remedy at home in 6 simple steps! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Tea, Herbal Tea
Cuisine: Asian, Korean
Keyword: Citron Tea, Korean Citron Yuzu Tea, Yujacha
Appliance: Teapot, Glass Jar, Knife
Servings: 1 jar
Author: Raksha Hegde

Ingredients

  • 1 cup citrus fruit or yuzu sliced
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup water filtered

Instructions

  • Using a sharp knife, cut the citrus fruit into thin slices or wedges. Be sure to remove the seeds. 
  • Add 3/4 cup of honey to very warm water and stir to make a syrup.
  • Add the fruit slices to this mixture.
  • Pour the honey and fruit into a jar and seal. This is called yuja-chung.
  • To prepare a cup of tea, add 1 teaspoon of yuja chung to a cup of hot water and stir. You can eat the fruit rind and slices. 
  • Store excess yuja chung in the refrigerator in an airtight jar until you want to make your next cup of honey citron tea!
    A glass teapot with citron wedges and citron slices in the background on a black counter

Notes

The yuja-chung mixture will last in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 1-2 months. 
You can also add herbs and ginger slices for a different version.