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Post Reply Barley Tea, a.k.a. 麦茶 [mugicha]
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Posted 4/25/15
Oolong seems to be more of the preference. And honestly, it taste pretty good.
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Posted 4/25/15

TeeBuddy2 wrote:

Oolong seems to be more of the preference. And honestly, it taste pretty good.


I love Oolongcha as well, but as coffee I cannot drink it as much 'cus caffeine. :3
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Posted 4/25/15


I love vending machine barley tea.
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Posted 4/25/15
Oolong has other benefits as well. It's apparently really good to drink if you have rosacea.

I like mugicha, but my favorite is genmaicha. That's a mix of low quality green tea leaves and brown rice.
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Posted 4/26/15

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I love vending machine barley tea.


It is sad to admit how little sugar does JP vending machines do have. 80% of those beverages don't have sugar. Wish we have those machines here...
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Posted 4/26/15
My mother use to make it on rare occasions,but I barely remember it.I remember it went over better than the Postum.
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Posted 4/26/15

henohenomoheiji wrote:

Hey folks,

As you may noticed, maybe there is not an anime (aside the ones whose stories aren't developed in Japan) who hasn't showed us the really famous Barley tea or mugicha

This beverage is often mistaken with apple soda or, in some cases, with cola. mugicha, aside green tea and coffee, is the second most famous japanese (and asian) beverage.



One of the reasons of why is famous is that everyone, even small children, can drink it. It has zero calories, no sugar, it has some antioxidants, no caffeine and is a great digestive. It is almost the perfect drink.

Normally you drink it ice cold. Because of that, japanese drink it more often on summer, but is a year round beverage. It comes in big teabags, you get half gallon of water on a jar, put the teabag and leave it on the fridge for 3 hours (I do it before going to bed and leave it all night).



Is one of the biggest "secrets" of japanese ppl to stay thin, 'cus by far they don't drink so much soda or sweetened beverages as westerns. Because of that, many westerns don't get used to green tea or barley tea, we're too accustomed to beverages with great loads of sugar, is really worth to try, and is healthy!

What ya folks thought when you watched on your favorite anime that someone was drinking "that brownish beverage with ice" ? What you thought it was ? (´・ω・`)

Have you ever tried it ?(´・ω・)?


I have never tried it but I will now! Thanks for the info!
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Posted 4/26/15
OP thanks, I have not even wondered what this was, i will be sure to try it sometime. better alternative than soda
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Posted 4/26/15
I would try, but probably couldn't drink it without some sort of sweetener.
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Posted 4/26/15

EurasianWifey wrote:



I have never tried it but I will now! Thanks for the info!


My whole pleasure, hope you enjoy it, I really do. :3
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Posted 4/26/15

Akage-chan wrote:

Oolong has other benefits as well. It's apparently really good to drink if you have rosacea.

I like mugicha, but my favorite is genmaicha. That's a mix of low quality green tea leaves and brown rice.


Oh, I'm not diminishing other teas, for sure they have their own benefits, I'm just saying I drink a lot of mugicha because I dun have to worry about caffeine. But I drink Oolongcha and Green Tea as well.

I haven't tried genmaicha yet though
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Posted 4/26/15

A-Eky wrote:

OP thanks, I have not even wondered what this was, i will be sure to try it sometime. better alternative than soda


It is awesome, hope you like it.
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Posted 4/27/15
when I was in high school I drank like a gallon of mugicha, or green tea a day and exercised for an hour a day and sometimes not at all

I still ate whatever I wanted to but cut soda, I lost about 10 lbs in a month without doing much. It's a great drink and diet alternative
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Posted 4/27/15
Is that the tea that Chinese people like to drink ? My whole Chinese extended family love this similar color looking tea drink so wondering if it is the same tea. My family just call it tea so not sure if it is barley tea or not. Any chinese expert here ? I am ethically Chinese but i am born in Myanmar so don't know a lot about Chinese culture other than some tradition my family still uses.
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Posted 4/30/15

Aestrica wrote:

when I was in high school I drank like a gallon of mugicha, or green tea a day and exercised for an hour a day and sometimes not at all

I still ate whatever I wanted to but cut soda, I lost about 10 lbs in a month without doing much. It's a great drink and diet alternative


It is an amazing drink, and yes it helps you to lose weight if we give up on sweetened beverages as well.
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