Make our Korean Asian Pear & Ginger Tea easily at home to help prevent and soothe the common cold for you or your loved ones. There are only four ingredients needed to make this delicious and soothing recipe.
Key features and tips
This tea is great for helping with seasonal coughing, sore and/or scratchy throats. It also helps with congestion. This is a Korean natural home remedy for colds. A lot of Koreans like to drink this tea in the winter, especially if they or have a loved one that has a cold. It is so easy to make, and your body will thank you.
Sweeten up this pear and ginger tea
Our personal favorite way to serve this tea is to serve it warm and add a bit of raw honey to sweeten it up. Adding honey also adds more extra cold-fighting powers. In an article by Penn Medicine, Patti Mahautmr, MD, a physician at Penn Urgent Care South Philadelphia explained, “Honey is one of the best remedies for a sore throat due to its natural antibacterial properties that allows it to act as a wound healer, immediately offering relief for pain while working to reduce inflammation. Honey can also kill bacteria and help fight off viral infections.” Please just make sure to not give any honey to infants under the age of one.
Ingredients needed to make this soothing tea
- Asian pear (see image below)
- Fresh ginger root
- Cinnamon stick
- Sweetener of your choice (optional), we recommend honey*
*Honey should not be given to children under 1 year old.
Very rarely have I been able to find Asian pears in a regular grocery store like Walmart or Kroger. You will have the best luck finding Asian pears at one of your local Asian markets. You may also be able to find them at a farmer’s market. I’ve actually seen some at my local farmer’s market before. Asian pears are round, unlike the teardrop shape of traditional pears. Here’s what Asian pears look like:
How to make our Asian pear and ginger tea recipe
Step 1: Cut up the pear or leave whole
You can cut the pear up or put the pear in a large-sized pot whole. If you want to cut the pear, cut the pears into wedge shapes. Otherwise, put the pear into the pot whole.
Step 2: Place remaining ingredients in the pot and bring to boil
Place all remaining ingredients in the pot and put it on medium-high heat. Once it starts coming to a low boil, put it on a simmer/low heat for about 3 hours.
Step 3: Add sweetener (if desired) and enjoy!
That’s it! You can enjoy this as a warm tea and add in a sweetener of your choice. We recommend a little bit of honey. You can also top it with sliced dried dates or pine seeds.
Serving this healthy tea
You can also serve this tea cold and/or eat the pears as a dessert or healthy snack. Or strain the pears and ginger from the tea, and just drink the liquid by itself. Feel free to add any sweetener you like (if desired), but as mentioned above we recommend using honey for the sweetener.
We hope you enjoy this delicious and easy Korean Asian Pear and Ginger Tea recipe!
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- You can cut the pear up or put the pear in a large-sized pot whole. If you want to cut the pear, cut the pears into wedge shapes. Otherwise, put the pear into the pot whole.
- Place all remaining ingredients in the pot and put it on medium-high heat. Once it starts coming to a low boil, put it on a simmer/low heat for about 3 hours.
- That’s it! You can enjoy this as a warm tea and add sweetener of your choice. We recommend a little bit of honey. You can also top it with sliced dried dates or pine seeds.
*Do not give honey to children under 1 year old.
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