Producer: Nagaike Konbu
Ingredients: Sugar beet, natural sea salt, yeast extract, kelp extract, kelp powder, matcha powder
Vegan, Dairy-free, Soy-free
Storage: Refrigerate or store at room temperature after opening. Avoid humidity.
This Konbu Cha is a savory, salty Japanese seasoning that can also be mixed with hot water and sipped on as a tea/broth. Using additive-free ingredients produced entirely in Japan, the kelp and beet sugar come from Hokkaido, while the specialty salt is produced in Hyogo Prefecture’s Ako City and is one of Japan’s most highly-regarded salts. Matcha powder, the fine, vibrant green powder used in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony and is arguably Japan’s highest quality tea, is also added, resulting in an umami-rich, bitter yet salty and sweet seasoning.
Nagaike Konbu was established in 1864 and is currently in its fifth generation. The shop maintains the personal spirit and pride of retailers who sell their own products, with an aversion to mass production. They use high-quality local ingredients and produces handmade, traditional products made by skilled craftsmen.
Suggested uses: To drink as a tea/broth, dissolve 1 tsp of powder into 150ml of hot water (or adjusted to your preferred strength). Can also be used to makeochazukeby sprinkling on a bowl of rice before pouring hot tea over top. Use as a seasoning by sprinkling on meat or vegetables before cooking, on chicken before breading and frying to makekaraage (fried chicken), fortempura, or added to pasta, eggs, or soup. Mix with thinly sliced cucumbers and a dash of salt to maketsukemono (pickled vegetables).
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