Kuromame-cha, black soybean tea, for your everyday health

Posted on Dec 20, 2009 in Hiroko's Blog, Recipes

In Japan our people are obsessed with healthy foods in a positive way.  Kuromame‘s health benefit – beneficial anthocyanin – is so tempting that some producers came up with a new product – kuromame-cha (black soybean tea).  Now this healthy beverage, which is made by steeping black beans, is as popular as other healthy infusion teas.  The beans for this tea are specially treated that they become soft in hot water in 4 to 5 minutes for a healthy snack.  You can find an online source for you to try.

Kuromame-cha for 1 serving


1 tablespoonful kuromame-cha

In your morning coffee or tea mug add 1 tablespoonful beans and pour in hot water.  Tightly cover the top of the mug with a lid or plastic wrap and steep it for 5 minutes.  Enjoy the tea and the beans as well.