Magic potion: kuzu tea with ume

Kuzu tea is a thing in Japan. Especially after a good night out or when your stomach is upset, this thickened tea is helpful for your system. Because that's exactly what it is: thickened water with a taste. Japanese and macrobiota drink this drink preferably in the morning.As a kind of medicinal tea, potion or morning ritual.By adding umeboshi (ume paste is already pureed, making it the easy option), this purifying fermented fruit helps you start a healthy way every other day.
DrinkBreakfast15 minutes preparation


Ingrid Duifhuizen
Ingrid is the brand manager at TerraSana. She loves food - cooking, eating, sharing meals, writing, and talking about it. Recipe development and food photography are her passions on the side.

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!