Natural sweet tea used as Japanese herbs
A traditional tea called "Amacha (Sweet Hydrangea Tea)," which has a long history and used as Japanese medical herbs and highly regarded for its various health benefits.
Its rich history and connection to traditional practices make it a unique and treasured tea in Japan.
Yuzu Sweet Hydrangea Tea (5packs)
The origin of Amacha
(Sweet Hydrangea Tea)
In Japan, there is a belief that unique medical systems existed, incorporating indigenous medicinal practices, rituals, and prayers, as evidenced by historical texts such as the "Kojiki (古事記)," "Nihon Shoki (日本書紀)," and "Fudoki (風土記)."
Today, the traditional herbal medicines is referred as "Wayaku (和薬)" , Japanese medical herbs.
These medicinal herbs are not only used in home remedies and herbal preparations but also widely employed in cosmetics and functional foods.
Sweet Hydrangea Tea is one example of "Wayaku (和薬)" that said to be developed in Heian period (794 to 1185).
With such beneficial effects as medicinal herbs, it was used not only for drinking, but also as a bath salt and cosmetic.
Since its development, Sweet Hydrangea Tea has become an essential tea during flower festivals.
During flower festivals, which celebrates the birth of Buddha, a statue resembling his birth is adorned with flowers and gently showered with sweet herbal tea.
This tradition stems from a legend of dragons providing sweet water for Buddha's bath at birth.
How does it become sweet
even though it's fully natural?
Amacha undergoes specific processes to bring out its sweetness. The leaves of Yama-ajisai, a type of mountain hydrangea belonging to the Hydrangeaceae family, are hand-picked during the peak of their sweetness. These leaves are then spread out in a sunny location, exposed to direct sunlight, and dried using natural winds and the heat of the sun. This process causes a change in the compounds within the leaves, enhancing their sweetness.
After drying, the leaves are hand-rolled, promoting fermentation. This fermentation process leads to the transformation of compounds within the leaves, further accentuating the sweetness. Through this manufacturing process, Amacha acquires its characteristic sweetness and distinct flavor.
Also, it's pesticide-free "high-mountain" tea
For about half a century, they as a tea farmer with a 400-year history have been practicing pesticide-free cultivation. They particularly focus on using organic fertilizers and strive to produce the most delicious tea without any pesticides.
In addition to being relatively rare compared to lowland teas due to restrictions imposed by rugged terrain and inaccessibility, the combination of cooler temperatures, abundant rainfall, and nutrient-rich soils result in an aromatic, sweet, and balanced character.
Developed a new form of
Hydrangea Tea with Yuzu peel
To make an easier-to-drink and more relaxing using this Sweet Hydrangea Tea as a base, they mixed dried yuzu peel to create Yuzu Sweet Hydrangea Tea.
As its processed are all-natural, it's no sugar, no caffeine, no tannins, no calories.