Ume-sho Bancha Tea

Kukicha or twig tea, is made from the twigs of the tea plant. Here it's mixed with umeboshi paste and shoyu for a great detoxifying tea. This tea helps regulate digestion, improve circulation, strengthen the blood, and relieve headaches!

2 Servings

Updated: Wed, 04/04/2018 - 8:00am


  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 2 Tablespoons loose kukicha tea (or 2 tea bags)
  • 2 teaspoons umeboshi paste (salted plum paste)
  • ½ teaspoon Nama shoyu® (optional)


  1. Bring water to a boil. Pour over kukicha tea and steep for five minutes.
  2. Stir in umeboshi paste and shoyu until as smooth as possible.
  3. Divide into 2 mugs and enjoy!