Well, not exactly.
After passing by the Korean mart, I ended up buying a bottle of instant Oksusu Tea with Hyun Bin on the label. It cost me Php41, which is a bit pricey compared to other local drinks in the Philippines, but I assure you it’s worth it. Oksusu Tea or Oksusu Cha 옥수수 차 is actually a traditional Korean herbal tea made from roasted corn kernels that is popularly known for its health benefits for people with high blood pressure, kidney or liver disease. It even has 0 calories!!!
To make it, the corn kernels are first dried thoroughly then roasted until they turn golden yellow or brown. Then the kernels are brewed with boiling water until it produces yellow juice. After this, it is strained to remove the kernels and any particles.
The taste of Oksusu Tea is a bit nutty (not crazy I mean like a nut) since the roasted corn kernels leaves this distinct yet smooth sweet woody taste. Of course, there are also tea bag varieties of this, but I enjoy the instant tea version with Hyun Bin on it. Right, Binnie?