Korean Yuja-cha (Yuzu or citron tea)
Koreans turn to yuja-cha when the bitterness of winter cold gets the better of them. Yuja is a round, lemon-like citrus fruit, also known as yuzu in Japanese and English. It has an aroma which cannot be substituted, a powerful acidity and a plentiful supply of vitamin C.
Yuja tea is usually served hot, and can be served after a meal or by itself. Like hot lemon and honey, it provides comfort when you have a cold.
Because fresh yuja (yuzu) is very hard to find in the United States, we have searched for a quality marmalade of yuzu, honey and sugar that is packaged in glass jars. We are ready to deliver this to you in March.
Serving suggestions: Try mixing a heaping tablespoon with 1/2 to 2/3 cup of boiling water. Serve in a small cup with a spoon. Garnish with raw, untoasted pine nuts, if desired. Drink the liquid, and, if you like, eat the peel with your spoon.
Other options: I like to mix yuja tea with plain yogurt in the morning, or serve on buttered toast or English muffins, like a marmalade. I've also mixed it with cream, milk, and honey or sugar to make an ice cream.