Make some space, green tea, you're not the only game in town. Emerging at least a millennium ago in Japan, and a staple throughout East Asia for the past century, Barley Tea is still a bit of a mystery to the average American. Don't let what you don't know deter you, however; barley tea is packed with benefits for the body and soul that make it worth a taste.
Barley Tea is naturally caffeine-free and zero-proof, offering a healthy alternative to coffee, soda, and alcohol. Our contemporary recipe uses sprouted grains (i.e. "malted") to enhance digestibility and absorption. We also source high quality organic ingredients, which ensures better nutrition and reduces pesticide exposure for consumers.
Whole grains, another key component of Barley Tea, bring a wealth of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, including molybdenum, manganese, selenium, copper, vitamin B1, chromium, phosphorus, magnesium, and niacin. Additionally, Barley Tea contains melatonin and tryptophan, serving as natural sleep aids and assisting in stress and anxiety reduction.
Embracing a diet rich in whole grains plays a role in controlling cholesterol level, weight, and blood pressure. Moreover, it can contribute to lowering the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and conditions like colon cancer. The inclusion of beta-glucans in grain-rich diets is associated with reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol by interrupting bile acid metabolism.
The polyphenols and lignans present in Barley Tea contribute antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, combating free radicals and supporting a robust immune system. Soluble and insoluble fiber present in the grain aids in digestion and provides essential nourishment for healthy gut bacteria, with potential hunger-suppressing effects.
In addition to barley, supplemental ingredients further enhance the health benefits of our recipes. Lemongrass is rich in calcium and potassium, and may provide relief from stomach discomfort, while honey, with its antioxidant, antidepressant, anticonvulsant, and anxiolytic properties, provides heart health benefits.
Plus, Barley Tea is super easy to make. Simply steep our custom grain/malt blend in hot water and let it cool to room temperature or chill. Enjoy plain or add flavor such as lemon, mint or ginger, to hydrate and rejuvenate!
It's important to note that while some studies have suggested potential health benefits of barley tea, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. As always, you should speak with a healthcare professional before making any major changes to your diet or health routine.