Persimmon Tea

Dried persimmons can be found in most Asian markets. You can also order them from This "tea" is a traditional Korean digestif.


8 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 0 mg
Calories 73
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 19 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Iron 0 mg
Protein 0 mg
Satfat 0 g
Sodium 0 mg


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 pound fresh ginger, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch slices
12 ounces dried persimmons
1/4 pound pine nuts


In a large saucepan, combine 10 cups of water, the sugar, and ginger and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, remove from heat, and add the persimmons. Let sit for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to steep. Strain into a decanter. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days ahead. Serve chilled in teacups garnished with pine nuts.

Kay Chun,

Real Simple

November 2001
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