Traditional Japanese herbal tea. Made from premium wild harvested leaves of Japanese Dokudami (Houttuynia cordata) leaves.
Easy to prepare and commonly served hot or cold.
❤ UNCRUSHED FOR OPTIMAL QUALITY
This tea is prepared from freshly-picked leaves, which are not crushed, but cut in strips in traditional Japanese sun-giri (寸切り) style. One "sun" is the Japanese unit of measure equal to the width of a person's thumb at the knuckle. See picture in gallery.
Crushed leaves are many times more prone to oxidation along their edges. Sun-giri ensures that the leaves are as close to their natural form as possible, at the same time minimizing oxygen exposure.
❤ WILD HARVESTED, ALL NATURAL
✓ Dried and stripped using traditional Japanese techniques
✓ Hand-selected and hygienically packed to ensure optimal quality
Flavor: Earthy & sharp with subtle fish & mint aroma
Color: Reddish Brown
Ingredients: 100% Houttuynia cordata leaves
Net Weight: 50 grams (makes about 40 cups)
Product of Japan
❤ HOW TO BREW
The Japanese Senjiru Method
Senjiru is a time-tested Japanese method for brewing herbal teas. Senjiru brewing in essence is a rapid boil, followed by simmer and then cool down period. It is a time-tested Japanese method for extracting the maximum goodness locked deep in the leaves, and to deliver the optimum combination of aroma, flavor and color.
The following instructions are for making 4 cups (250 ml or 8 oz each — 1000 ml in total.) You will be using about 5 grams of loose tea. However, depending on your own taste, use as much as suits you.
Important: Always use good quality water and a non-reactive kettle.
➀ Pour a little more than 4 cups of cold water into a tea kettle. Add 5 grams of loose tea (about 2 heaping tablespoons.)