Ume-Sho-Ban
This tea is very alkalizing and energizing, and good to use if you do not have kuzu in the house.
Instructions
  1. Prepare bancha (or kukicha) tea. Strain and put liquid in another pot.
  2. Add the pulp of one umeboshi plum to the bancha or kukicha tea. Or if you are using paste, then ΒΌ teaspoon of paste.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring in the plum or paste. Add a few drops of tamari. Bring flame down to low and simmer for a few minutes.