Yuzu Citrus Tea (Yuzu Jam)

Yuzu Citrus Tea (Yuzu Jam)

How about a cup of homemade yuzu tea to warm you to your bones after being out in the cold? It's great for colds or when you have a sore throat.


2 kg (about 18)
800 g to 1 kg
1 small


1. Cut each yuzu in half crosswise, squeeze out the juice, and remove the seeds. I yielded 250 ml of juice out of 2 kg of yuzu.
2. Scoop out the insides of the peels, and discard. Keep the peels.
3. Cut the peels in half, then thinly slice them.
4. Put sliced peels into a pot with plenty of water, bring to a boil, then drain. Repeat this twice.
5. Combine the peels from Step 4 and the yuzu juice from Step 1 in a pot, add the grated apple into it, add the sugar, then heat it up.
6. Simmer on low to medium heat for about 30 minutes while stirring and removing the scum.
7. It will harden after cooling down, so it is ready when it is still slightly runny. Store in a jar or vinyl bag and keep it in the refrigerator.
8. Dissolve a generous spoonful in hot water and drink up.

Story Behind this Recipe

I receive a ton of yuzu every year. Ever since my mother-in-law taught me how to make yuzu jam, I've been making it every year. I am sharing the recipe here to keep as a record.