Japanese Longevity Herbal Tea Blend

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Boiling 8 min or more 10 g 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “What an incredible herbal tea with half of the listed ingredients being unfamiliar to me. Job’s tears, sicklepod seeds, dokudami, cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus herb), turmeric, guava...” Read full tasting note
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Notes of unusual roasted herbs, warm brick, and kukicha.

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We typically carrying single-origin teas, but this blend was so spectacular and interesting that we couldn’t pass it up. It is a traditional herbal blend from Okinawa, where the natives are known for their longevity.

The ingredients of this blend are: Job’s tears, sicklepod seeds, dokudami, cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus herb), turmeric, guava leaves, biwa (loquat) leaves, and reishi mushroom.

I often brew this tea in one of two ways. 1) The first is to pour 500ml of boiling water over 10g of tea and let it steep for 10 minutes. This method will yield a more herbal and playful tea, and it can be re-steeped once. 2) The other method for a richer brew that will soften the harder ingredients is to bring 500ml of water to simmer in a small stove pot, add the 10g of tea to the pot and let it simmer for 10 minutes before straining it.

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What an incredible herbal tea with half of the listed ingredients being unfamiliar to me.

Job’s tears, sicklepod seeds, dokudami, cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon aristatus herb), turmeric, guava leaves, biwa (loquat) leaves, and reishi mushroom

Aromatic and flavorful, incredibly rich and dark when simmered, roasty and savory but with a very light mint-but-not-mint-y edge and just enough warm turmeric to peak through without dominating. Almost like a dark soy-based broth, but not? Or barley miso?

Totem Tea describes it with “Notes of unusual roasted herbs, warm brick, and kukicha.” YES. On another website, this is sold as a Grandpa’s blend. YES. I am so confused and so in love. Whatever this is, it’s satisfying for these chilly nights!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 10 g 17 OZ / 500 ML
Martin Bednář

Interesting blend derk! I Looked for every ingredient what is it and how it looks like. I really liked Orthosiphon aristatus flower, in Czech it could be translated like: trumpet flower.

But that’s not important, the important thing it is satifying for you!

gmathis

That is an encyclopedia in a mug! Do you feel older and wiser yet? ;)

ashmanra

Literally half the ingredients are new to me!

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