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Amacha Loose Leaf Tea • (Dojosan Amachii)
$28.00 – $42.00
Amachii (Dojosan Amachii) Tea is a rare adaptogenic plant that acts as a whole body tonic, helping us to adapt to an ever-changing environment. Loaded with glyconutrients, minerals, and hormone supportive elements, this variety of rare tea supports a calm mind, strong body, and a peaceful spirit.
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As far back as 2300-2500 years ago, ancient Japanese text referenced a unique wild plant that had incredible healing and anti-aging qualities. That plant became known as Dojosan Amachii or simply Amacha.
It appears that Amacha was born to the merging of an inter-genius species of a green tea bush and a creeping wild cucumber gourd vine (Karasuuri). This rare merging of these two plants became the first Dojosan Amacha.
The green tea bush and the wild cucumber gourd vine have very clear and well known medicinal properties and when these two plants merged, these medicinal properties took on a harmonizing effect with a very specific balance that allows this tea to give the body numerous benefits and act a whole body tonic.
Historically, this rare tea has been used in purification ceremonies where is is used to help center oneself in meditation. When anxious, it helps calm and re-assure, in times of exhaustion and fatigue, it helps to fortify and give support to the mind, body, and spirit.
Amacha tea helps to nourish and strengthen the body, while building and protecting our immune system. It is an excellent tasting tea that is perfect for daily use in building overall vitality and strength.
Among the many trace minerals and anti-oxidant nutrients supplied by Amacha, it contains all 8 essential glyconutrients, being particularly high in 3 types of glyconutrients (Fucose, Manose, and N-Acetylneuraminic acid)
. Amacha supports:
- Repair and heal tissues of the body
- Protects the body from infection
- Facilitates proper nerve function
- Aids in wound healing and skin regeneration
- Detoxifies and protects the liver
- Protects healthy cells and cell replication
This wild tea is harvested at high altitude when the leaves are young. To keep the protective nature of the plant, there is very little handling. Literally 2-3 people have touched these leaves before you receive it. This is truly purity at it's finest.
This unique green tea contains no caffeine so it works for people who choose to avoid caffeine.
For the first time Amacha drinker, try not to have expectations of a green tea. The first hit has a very unusual taste for most people. The flavor complex has been describes as "slightly haunting". Haunting in regards to slightly bitter notes with an earthy undertone. While swallowing the sip of tea, there is a slightly smokey scent. As you exhale, a presence of sweetness is left on the tastebuds. A sense of calm and renewal invokes the mind to try another sip.
Difference between young leaves and fermented leaves
The young leaves are grown at a higher elevation and harvested when they are young. When hand-picked at this age, they act as a whole body adaptogen and are a perfect daily tonic tea. You will use 1 teaspoon in approximately 250-300 ml of hot water as described in the instructions below.
The fermented version comes from lower elevation plants that are more mature and are closer to a natural water source. The leaves are picked much older and fermented for 3 years, drawing the glyconutrients to the surface. The process creates a much sweeter tea that focuses on the kidney system of the body and it is recommended to only you 2 leaves per 250-300 ml hot water.
The fermented Amachii can be used as a stand alone tea or ground up and used as a sweetener in smoothies with no negative effects on blood sugar. It is diabetic safe.
Tea preparation tips:
You should always rely on your own taste preference then preparing food or drink.
- Add 1 pinch (approximately 1 teaspoon) of loose tea to a cup.
- Pour 5-6 oz hot water (150-200 degrees temp) over the leaves and let steep for 2-5 minutes depending on desired strength. The first flushing will be the strongest and you should be able to get 2-3 cups off each original serving. If it is too strong, simply dilute it in more water
- Sip the tea slowly and enjoy
The tea can also be served cold/chilled. It is best to prepare the tea with hot water then refrigerate or add ice cubes. It is a very versatile tea and can be used in many ways (for example you can steam the face for body care application or use as a topical compress for wound healing).
Using the fermented tea:
- Add 2-3 leaves into a teapot and add hit water.
- Let steep for 2-3 minutes (brew longer for a stronger flavor)
- Sip slowly and enjoy.
Note: This 3 year aged Amachii can be added in with other teas to add some natural sweetness 🙂
Each bag contains approximately 40g of tea.
1 teaspoon is approximately 1g so there are 40 servings in one bag.
1 serving will make 3 cups of tea so there are approximately 120 cups of tea per bag.
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Young Leaf – High Elevation, 3 Year Fermented – Mature Leaf