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Citron Tea

Looking for a bit of diversity in your sipping? Citron tea is made from Yuja, an East Asian citrus fruit that is believed to be a hybrid of sour mandarin and ichang lemon.  Citron tea is similar to marmalade and packaged in a jar. To prepare, add a tablespoon to hot water and mix. It tastes like lemonade with a refreshing hint of bitterness from the yuja peel. Citron tea is served hot and along with a spoon to scoop up the peels at the bottom of the cup. In addition to being a beverage, you can also use the mix as a spread - on bread, vanilla ice cream or my personal favorite, with plain yogurt. Citron tea is available at your local Asian grocery store and retails at around $5 a jar.

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