Prefecture:Kagoshima Producer:Kagoshima Organic Farmers' Association Ingredients:Organic burdock (Kagoshima and Miyazaki) Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Soy-free Size:10 tea bags (5 packages; each package contains 2 x 2g tea bags)
Gobo (burdock root) is a nutritional Japanese root vegetable that finds its way into many Japanese dishes (you may have tried it in the braised dish known as kinpira gobo which consists of gobo and carrots simmered in a sweet soy sauce* and topped with roasted sesame seeds).
In this local tea, 100% organic burdock is washed and peeled one by one by hand before being dried in the warm Kagoshima sun. The whole burdock is used, including the skin, to include all the nutritional benefits such as anti-aging antioxidants, polyphenols and dietary fiber. The resulting tea is naturally sweet and smooth.
The Kagoshima OrganicFarmers' Association consists of 160 local farmers, of which100 are Japan Agricultural Standards (JAS) organic certified farmers (this is quite an accomplishment given how strict the requirements are to gain this organic certification in Japan!). Together, the farmers produce 140 different seasonal products including rice, fruits, vegetables and tea. Their agricultural products are cultivated without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers and since they don’t use herbicides, all weeds are removed by hand.
How to prepare:Add 150ml of boiling water and enjoy after brewing for about 3mins.
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