Friday Food No. 173 – Yuzu Tea
Friday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are going abroad.
This is not Chinese, but I bought it in Liuzhou so, by my rules, it can go here.
It is Korean yujucha (유자차), or yuzu tea. The Chinese name is 柚子茶, although that is technically a mistranslation. 柚子 is ‘pomelo’, a totally different citrus fruit.
Whatever you call it, it is used to make ‘teas’ or cold drinks etc, by diluting it with water. However, as the instructions for use make clear, it also makes an excellent marmalade variation.
At first, I thought it was going to be too sweet for my tastes. The ingredients list says 28% sugar, but then the combined percentages in that list come to 117%. However, the acidity of the citrus cuts through the sweetness and leaves it well balanced. In other words, I like it.
Toast (home made bread) and marmalade for breakfast. Hooray!
I bought a 580g jar for around ¥29.90, but they also do a 1 kg jar for ¥45.90. From Bubugao, although I guess other supermarkets will have it. Probably cheaper!