Barley is one of the oldest known domesticated grains, going back as much as 10,000
years. Throughout the course of history, barley has has been used as both a food source as well as the basis of the first alcoholic beverages. Barley water is also considered a traditional tea-like drink, served both hot and cold, and has been consumed across both Europe and Asia. It is consumed for both it's refreshing qualities as well as for medicinal purposes.