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Yuja Tea (Yuzu Citron Tea) Recipe


Korean Yuja Cha (Citron Tea)
Naomi Imatome
Korean Yuja Cha (Yuzu Tea) is deliciously sweet and tart and full of Vitamin C. Yuja (citron or yuzu) is a citrus fruit that is yellowish green, similar to the lemon, but with a very acidic and dry pulp. Popular in the winter and also as a Korean cold and flu remedy, it is very easy to make at home if you can find fresh citron. If you cannot find fresh yuja, then many Asian groceries and almost all Korean markets will sell the Yuja Chung (Citron Tea Marmalade).

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 5 yuja fruits (citron or yuzu), scrubbed clean.
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup honey


  1. Slice the yuja fruits thinly and quarter. Leave the peel intact but remove the seeds.
  2. Dissolve the honey in very warm water, making a thick syrup.
  3. Add the yuja fruit slices to the mixture, mixing to combine into yuja chung (yuja marmalade).
  4. Keep in a closed container at room temperature for one day and then store in refrigerator.
  5. To make tea, dissolve one spoonful of yuja chung into one cup of water.

*When you drink the tea, you also eat the bits and pieces of yuja fruit and rind that come your way.
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