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Matatabicha herbal flavored with matatabi fruit powder (tea bags)

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Matatabicha herbal flavored with matatabi fruit powder (tea bags)
US$15.00
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Product Description

  • Matatabi plant (Actinidiaceae or "Chinese gooseberry") will bear fruit in the early summer with white flowers, similar to the Japanese plum.
  • The name "Matatabi" means to "travel again", and was given to this plant because travelers would stop to eat the fruit, then resume their journey.
  • In the snowy winter of Uonuma district, Niigata Prefecture, there is a tradition of serving guests that came from afar matatabi tea and salt-pickled matatabi fruit.
  • In 2004, this matatabi product won an award for new product development from the Food Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
  • Leaves of matatabi grown in Niigata Prefecture is processed with the same method as regular green tea, and blended with powder made from its fruit.

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