smooth,sweet,fruity,and fresh tasting!
goes well with any occasion.
Ume was introduced from China by a Japanese envoy to China. In the famous Man'yoshu, Japan's oldest collection of waka poems, the visually appealing ume blossoms are incorporated into 118 poems, compared to only 42 for cherry blossoms. Honzowamyo the oldest Japanese dictionary of pharmacy, describes ume. It is said that emperor Murakami recovered from his illness by drinking a special tea blend made with umeboshi and kombu. The medicinal properties of ume are mentioned in the ishinho japan's oldest medical publication. During the Sengoku Era, Lord Kuroda Josui issues an edict to all of his vassais stating that each of them must plant three ume trees at the birth of their sons. There were many feudal lords during this time that ordered the planning of ume trees as a sources of medicine in preparation for war.