No I haven’t done anything I need to feel shy about. I am referring to the glow of health I have developed since starting a practice of ‘morning tea’, a macrobiotic remedy more commonly known as ume-sho-kuzu, but with some ginger juice and some boiling hot bancha tea.
The drink adds warmth to your body, centres you, energises you and best of all, gives you a healthy glow, as though you’ve just run a mile and come through looking and smelling like the proverbial rose. And guess what – those Vuittons I’vve had under my eyes since I discovered alcohol? – GONE!
Now everyone I run into is asking for the recipe. If only could bottle this…
But in the interests of sharing nature’s abundance, here is the recipe:
1 – 2 tsp fresh ginger juice
1-2 tsp good quality shoyu
1 tsp kuzu root powder
1 whole umeboshi plum
Mash all of the above together in a coffee mug until the kuzu powder is completely dissolved and the ume plum has given up some of its juices. When the bancha tea comes to a rolling boil, pour into the mug and let steep. Drink while still hot.
Wait about 4 hours, then check in the mirror. See? Told ya!