Jujube tea is comforting hot and refreshing when served cold. It is said to aid in a multitude of ailments. Jujubes are packed with goodness and have been used medically for centuries in many cultures. They contain calcium, copper, iron, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and manganese. And they have 20 times more vitamin C than citrus fruits. Ginger too, has proven health benefits that are used in traditional and alternative medicines.
There isn’t a right or wrong way to make Jujube Tea, as it depends on how concentrated you want the flavor to be. Some prefer a strong taste, others more subtle. Jujubes also go by the name Chinese dates, Korean dates, and Indian dates.
The quantities below are a nice way to start and can be adjusted to ones preference.
6 cups (1.4 liters) water
20 Jujubes, split open
1 ginger, finger length, cut appox. 1/2” (1cm)
1 Asian Pear is Chinese. Or 1/2 cup (118 ml.) honey for Korean variation.
Place in preheated solar oven for 1/2 hr – 3 hrs, the longer the better.
Can be served hot or cold. Refrigerate unused portion.