Kuwacha 桑茶
Mulberry Loose Leaf Tea

Our first herbal tisane from Japan

Mulberry has been highly regarded for centuries for its health benefits. Most well known is Mulberry's naturally occurring compound, 1-deoxynojirimycin, or DNJ, which has been studied for its effects in aiding against diabetes and regulating blood sugar. Drinking mulberry tea has quite the history – the plant arrived in Japan by the 4th century, earlier than when the first tea seeds arrived! 

 

Our kuwacha (mulberry leaf tea) is a delicious brew that is smooth and comforting. Choose this tea as a great caffeine-free alternative when the craving for an afternoon or evening cup strikes. Our farm partner grows the mulberry in Shimane Prefecture's nutritious soils without using any chemical fertilizers or pesticides.  

 

Mulberry has a stronger, herbal-forward flavor than our classic teas, but you'll also detect a fine, pleasant sweetness to it. 

 

Tasting Notes:

Aroma: uncannily like nutter butter cookies! Yum. 

Flavor: an incredibly smooth, savory brew with sweet hay-like, honeyed notes on the end. 

 

Tea Details: 

Location: Shimane Prefecture

Botanical name:  Morus Alba L.

Process:  Once ready for harvest, the leaves are plucked and processed on the same day - time is of the essence! The leaves are steamed, dried, sorted, and roasted similar to processing Camellia sinensis leaves. 

Brew Guide:

Amount: 5g (2tsp) kuwacha

Water: 180ml (6oz) of 195ªF water. 

Time: 5-10 minutes.

Make Iced Tea: Our teas are great for both slow ice-steeping and cold brewing. 

Learn 3 different methodologies to make iced tea here.

 

Food Pairing: Peanut butter cookies! 

 

Sold in either 50g or 100g bags. Store in a cool, dark location. Best consumed within 3 months.

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