Kuwacha - Mulberry Leaf Tea
This rare Japanese mulberry tea, or kuwacha (桑茶), was processed like sencha tea. Without the caffeine of green tea, it’s a great cleansing herbal tea. It was made with leaves grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers in the area between Kesennuma and Minami-sanriku in Iwate Prefecture. A rich but delicate sencha-like tea but without the caffeine, enjoy kuwacha mulberry tea straight or with milk.
The Sato family who own the company that grows and processes this "tea" (technically a tisane since there is no tea in it) have overcome many obstacles since the earthquake and tsunami wiped out their home and livelihood in 2011. Rather than give up, the family decided to help rebuild their neighborhood by investing their time and energy with some of the local farmers to grow kuwacha. Every purchase we make from them assists the rebuilding of their community.
You can read more about the amazing Sato family http://yunomi.us/3092/kesenuma-kuwacha-eitoku-starting-anew-after-the-tsunami/
Packaging: 2 ounces in a re-sealable, zip top pouch
Ingredients: 100% Kuwacha (Mulberry Leaf)