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Korean Beverage: Sujunggwa (수정과)

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My husband loves sujunggwa. You can drink both cool and warm sujunggwa. Personally, I prefer this cool sujunggwa in the summer.
  Cinnamon sticks 1 3⁄4 Ounce (12 cinnamon sticks)
  Water 10 Cup (160 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ginger 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Dark brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried persimmons 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced (Optional)
  Pine nuts 1 Tablespoon, peeled

1. In a large sauce pan or cooking vessel add the water, chopped ginger and washed cinnamon sticks. Boil on high heat for 20 minutes.
2. Add sugar after it starts to boil and reduce heat to low and stir, let it simmer for 20 minutes.

3. Strain the boiled juice to remove the solids. Add a few pieces of the persimmons and come pine nuts.

4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Korean Cinnamon And Ginger Tea
Feel like a warm sweet and hot beverage after a meal? Make yourself a cup of Sujeonggwa. Each sip of this Korean beverage is redolent of the sweet fragrance imparted by the cinnamon and the spiciness of ginger. The therapeutic goodness of cinnamon and ginger is ideal to cure the sniffles and warm your toes in the winter and refreshing enough to rejuvenate you on a hot summer day.

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