|Quick description||Tea made from ginseng|
|Temperature||65–70 °C (149–158 °F)|
|Time||around an hour|
|Ginseng root hair tea|
|Red ginseng tea|
Ginseng tea or insam-cha (인삼차; 人蔘茶) is a traditional Korean tea made with ginseng. While it is called a tea, ginseng tea does not contain tea leaves. It is an herbal tea infusion made out of the ginseng plant's root.
Ginseng tea is traditionally prepared with Korean ginseng along with jujubes and dried Korean chestnuts. These are decocted for several hours over a low heat, sweetened with honey, and served with Korean pine nuts floating on top. Either fresh ginseng (수삼; 水蔘; susam) or red ginseng (홍삼; 紅茶; hongsam) can be used.
Ginseng tea also comes in powdered form in single-serve foil packets.
- Insam-ju, Korean ginseng wine or liquor
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