Have you ever tried fruit-based tea? In South Korea, people not only make tea from cured or fresh leaves of Camellia sinensis, but also from flowers, fruits, vegetables, and more! They even make tea from corn husks! One of the most popular types of tea in Korea is ‘maesil cha,’ otherwise known as Korean green plum tea! This fruity sweet and tangy tea is the perfect refreshing drink. It takes less than a minute to make. Learn how below!
The Korean green plum, also known as Chinese plum, Japanese plum, Japanese apricot, and sour green plums, are a type of fruit grown native to East Asia and Southeast Asia. This plant, known as Prunus mume, is a tree species classified in the Armeniaca section of the genus Prunus, making it related to both plum and apricot trees. In this article, we will discuss green plums in Korean culture as well as their uses in Korean cuisine. Then, we will answer some frequently asked questions about this fruit such as when they are in season and where to buy them!