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Do you know about Korean tea? Many Koreans like different Korean tea according to the season. Usually in summer people drink Asian apricot tea(maesilcha) a lot and in autumn mostly drink chrysanthemum tea. In winter primarily people drink ginger tea, quince tea, citron tea and jujube tea.

 

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Asian apricot tea is specially good at quenching thirst. Drinking Asian apricot tea is an effective way to prevent food poisoning and to cure a stomachache. But If you drink a lot of Asian apricot tea, it will damage your teeth because of its strong acidity. So drinking Asian apricot tea everyday is not recommended.

 

 

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Chrysanthemum tea is effective in preventing aging skin and improving blood circulation.

 

 

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Ginger is usually used to make medicine. It helps to give an appetite and digest. When you have a fever, a headache and a bad cough because of the cold, ginger tea is good medicine. Drinking ginger tea helps the people who have a cold throw into a sweat and gets better phlegm. It's good to drink by mixing ginger tea and honey together.

 

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Quince tea has sweet scent but also has astringent taste. So It is used instead of a air freshener. Drinking quince tea is an effective way to prevent a cold.

 

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Citron tea has lots of effectiveness. Drinking citron tea is effective in improving blood circulation. And it makes capillary strong. Citron tea has 2 times vitamin C comparing to the persimmon, 3 times comparing to the lemon, 10times comparing to the banana.

 

 

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Jujube tea also has diversity effect. It is good for cold hands and feet. And it is effective in improving liver function.

 

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There are some snacks that taste good with Korean tea. The picture above is quince tea, citron tea, yakgwa(cookies made with flour) and roast bar rice cake.

 

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Besides, gyeongdan(rice ball cake), Korean traditional sweets and cookies also go well with Korean tea.

 

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There are beautiful traditional teacups very becoming to Korean tea.

 

 

If you go to Insa-dong, you can drink Korean tea which is bottled in tradiional teacups and taste Korean snacks.