The summer has come to Korea, with temperature reaching almost 30℃. People eat ice cream or go out playing by the water to avoid hot weather. During this time, many prefer to stay indoors where air conditioner would help them to cool down instead of going for outdoor activities. Likewise, there are many ways to avoid the heat during the summertime. Above all, a glass of iced sweet drink would be the best way to kill the heatiness. You’ll forget about the hot weather while staying fit, especially if you drink beverages made of Yuza and Omija which boast the highest quality in the world. In we share the recipes of refreshing summer Yuzade and Omijade to simply try at home, and introduce a company that exports related products.
#The Story of Omija
Omija is a red fruit with five flavors, which has numerous benefits. In fact, you can feel sweet, sour, bitter, salty, and spicy all at the same time. The benefits include improvement of memory and immune system, strengthening the functions of kidney and lungs, better memory and eyesight, improvement of blood circulation and blood pressure control. It’s also good for stopping cough, asthma and phlegm removal, as well as relieving hangovers. This is such a rare fruit to find which contains five flavors with many benefits. Consequently, Omija has been used as an oriental medicine for Asian countries including Korea.
#The Story of Yuja
Yuja is a seasonal citron found in November and December, and a cup of warm Yuja tea is often enjoyed during the cold winter season. As the content of vitamin C for Yuja is triple the amount of lemon, it is effective in preventing colds and maintaining a beautiful skin. It is also rich in organic acids, which wards off fatigue. As being a low-calorie food, it is popular as a diet food as well. Furthermore, the fact that Yuja is abundant in vitamin C makes a wonderful combination with high protein food such as beef for cooking.
Various drinks with Omija
Ingredients and Quantities: Omija marmalade, sparkling water, water, ice, lemon
1. Add a handful of ice in a cup
2. Mix Omija marmalade, sparkling water, and water with proportion of 1:2:3
3. Lightly garnish lemon on top
Ingredients and Quantities: 60ml Omija tea, sparkling water, ice, 1 lime, 1 lemon, mint leaves
1. Slice the lime and lemon
2. Add handful of ice into a tall glass with lime and lemon slices, and mint leaves
3. Pour over the sparkling water with Omija marmalade and squeeze in some lime.
Ingredients and Quantities: Omija marmalade, wine, 1/2 apple, 1 lemon, 1/2 orange, sparkling water
1. Thinly slice apple, lemon, and orange. Pour the wine and put sliced fruits to a bottle. Keep it refrigerated
2. Pour over the sparkling water to a glass. Add wine and fruits
#Omi Premium Series of Munkyeong Omija Valley
The Munkyeong Omija Valley is supplied with raw ingredient of Omija, carefully selected from farmers who produce safe and the highest quality of Omija. The company is focusing on producing products that consumers can trust, such as through introducing traceability system, obtaining ISO22000 and GAP certification. As a result, Omija products have been exported to 15 countries. In 2016 and 2017, Munkyeong Omija Valley has supplied the main ingredient for Starbucks’ Omija Fizzio and launched Omija drink with Tom N Toms in Thailand. The Omi Premium Series, one of the main export items of the company, is a juice blended with assorted fruits with the original taste of Omija. The available flavors are Omija, Omija & Mango, Omija & Watermelon, Omija & Pear. There are also OMI Everyday Concentrate & Extract Series, which contains a rich and high content of Omija extract, and Premium Omija Extract to solely enjoy the natural flavor of Omija.
Various drinks with Yuza
Ingredients and Quantities: 150ml sparkling water, 30ml Yuza concentrated juice & mix, ice
1. Fill up a glass with ice
2. Put sparkling water and Yuja concentrated juice & mix together, and stir
Ingredients and Quantities: 30ml gin, 150ml club soda (or tonic water), Yuza concentrated juice & mix, ice
1. Fill up a glass with ice
2. Put the remaining ingredients and mix altogether
#Yuja Rice Wine
Ingredients and Quantities: 1 bottle of Korean rice wine, Yuza concentrated juice & mix
1. Pour over the rice wine to a cup
2. Top up with Yuza concentrated juice & mix, and stir
#KJ’s Yuzade Base
Founded in 1983, KJ began to become a center of attention after developing Yuza tea and liquid-based tea. In this way, KJ has opened a gate for tea lovers to enjoy an excellent quality of tea. The Yuzade Base, presented by KJ to international consumers, is a product that preserves the taste and aroma of Korean Yuza. It’s been developed to simply dilute the extract, which is not a conventional way of drinking a cup of warm Yuza tea. The products come in a sachet, so it is handy and easy to store without any risk of damage during transport. As it does not contain thickening agent, you can fully enjoy the natural juice and the unique scent of Yuza. The fact that it is rich in vitamin C and citric acid makes it effective in preventing colds and indigestion. The product can be used for beverages such as tea, squash, cocktails, as well as salad dressing.