Magic potion: kuzu tea with ume


Japanese and macrobiotic people prefer to drink this drink in the morning. As a kind of medicinal tea, potion or morning ritual.

DrinkBreakfast5 minutes preparation

This is how you make it

  1. Put the loose tea in a sieve.
  2. Put the water and the tea strainer in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 1-2 minutes and then remove the strainer from the water.
  4. Dissolve the kuzu in a bowl with a tablespoon of cold water.
  5. Grab a whisk and add the kuzu porridge to the tea while stirring.
  6. Finally, add the ume paste.
  7. Pour into a glass and drink warm or allow to cool with occasional stirring.


  • Not so fond of the salty taste of ume? Try it with strips of fresh ginger and possibly. a tablespoon of maple syrup!