Today’s Korean Ginger Jujube (대추, Korean date) Cinnamon Tea is one of my favorite Korean winter drinks. Ginger jujube tea is normally served hot with pine nuts. Ginger has soothing effect on stomach and sore muscles and jujubes alleviate stress.
This Korean tea is dark in color and has strong flavors of spicy ginger and sweet dried jujubes because it was cooked in simmering water for a long time. A fast way to make ginger tea is to use a pressure cooker.
When it is cold outside, this spicy hot drink will warm your body and even heart.
Korean Ginger Jujube Cinnamon Tea
Yields: about 16 cups
Total time: 50 min
- 40 dried jujubes, Korean dates
- 2 oz ginger (55g)
- 3 oz packed brown sugar (85g)
- 0.5 oz cinnamon sticks (14g)
- 3 liters drinking water
- Pine nuts
Preparation Wash ginger and dried jujubes. Peel off ginger and cut into thin slices.
Brew Put ginger slices, dried jujubes, cinnamon sticks, and 3 liters of water in the pressure cooker. Cover and cook under pressure for 10 minutes over medium high heat. Then reduce the heat to very low and cook for another 10 minutes. Release pressure and add in brown sugar and without cover, simmer for another 5 minutes, or until sufficiently infused.
Serve Drain and serve with a few pine nuts in the tea and honey or brown sugar on the side.