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Japanese Longevity Herbal Tea Blend (2oz)

Robust, warm, and playful, this traditional herbal blend from Okinawa is a unique treasure.

Notes of unusual roasted herbs, warm brick, and kukicha.

This item is sold in a 2oz package.

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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