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-genus 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 it is used to help center oneself in meditation. When anxious, it helps calm and reassure, and 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.
- 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 its 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 taste buds. 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 use 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 when 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 hot 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 😊
Young Leaf Amacha contains approximately 40g of tea, while Aged Leaf Amacha contains approximately 30g of tea
1 teaspoon is approximately 1g so there are approximately 40 servings in one bag of Young Leaf Amacha and approximately 30 servings of Aged Leaf Amacha..
1 serving will make 3 cups of tea, so there are approximately 120 cups of tea per bag.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent disease.
i can't say enough about this tea, how wonderful it is....
so smooth, and i have poured hot water over 3 leaves 4 times now,
and it's still so lovely and sweet....and seems to get more velvety
feeling in my mouth the more cups i make out of those same 3 leaves !
also, i made some almond milk yesterday, and put the 3 used leaves in the blender with
the milk, and it worked so well. it was a subtle taste of the leaf....I think it may be my favorite of your wonderful products ...=)...
Very good quality Amachii tea leafs. I bought the aged tea, and make 3 cups with 3 leaves. I notice it makes me feel nourished and it's a great alternative to feeling like I need to eat sweets or drink something sweet and fizzy. Bring some warmth and nourishment with this tea. I highly recommend it!