Ingredients & Lore
blended with yerba mate tea, green rooibos tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, orange, lemon grass, aniseed, mango pieces, natural spicy cinnamon flavor, natural almond flavor, pineapple pieces and papaya flavor
As aristocrats for centuries, the samurai developed their own culture that influenced Japan as a whole. The culture associated with the samurai such as the tea ceremony, monochrome ink painting, rock gardens, and poetry was adopted by warrior patrons throughout the centuries 1200–1600. These practices were adapted from the Chinese arts. Zen monks introduced them to Japan and they were allowed to flourish due to the interest of powerful warrior elites. The Zen monk Zeami, introduced the tea ceremony to General Ashikaga Takauji (1304–58). Previously, tea had been used primarily by Buddhist monks to stay awake during meditation.