Ume Kuzu Tea

Umeboshi plums
Umeboshi Plums

This is not one of those teas I drink for flavor. It’s more for medicinal purposes. It’s great for indigestion, headaches, hangovers, the common cold, relieving fatigue and restoring energy. I have to admit, however that it amps me up a bit so if you are effected by caffeine (like I am) be aware you might get a little cracked out from this tea.

Health bennies:

Umeboshi plums – Alkaline, balances the acidity in your stomach and blood.

Kuzu root – Soothes the stomach and strengthens the intestines, high in flavonoids.


Ume Kuzu Tea

Servings 1 cup


  • 1 teaspoon kuzu root starch dissolved in 3 teaspoons cold filtered water
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 1/2 teaspoon umeboshi paste


  1. Place the kuzu (that has been dissolved in water) and the cup of water in a small pot. Whisking constantly bring the mixture to a simmer (water will turn clear).
  2. Remove from heat, let cool slightly and whisk in the umeboshi paste.
  3. Drink while warm.

Recipe Notes

Need kuzu root starch? Try this!
Need umeboshi paste? Try this!