Kuromoji (Spicebush) Tea クロモジ茶

$25 $39.99

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Kuromoji (Lindera umbellata) is a deciduous shrub of the Lauraceae family,  grown naturally across Japan.

Rich in Linalool, which contributes to the pleasant and soothing aroma that’ll knock your socks off. 

Woody, floral and mellow in taste, better yet, it’s 0 calories.

Our Kuromoji tea is prepared in Japan with love and packed in the U.K with care. More specifically, our Kuromoji tea is harnessed from the wild shrubs of Shikoku Island, Japan.

No pesticides, chemicals or additives are added to this tea product, it’s straight from nature.

You may notice the beautiful taste of this tea will seasonally vary. This is due to the variation in environmental factors of light, humidity and soil conditions of each season.  Do not worry, this won’t affect your tea’s great taste. In fact, the tea will keep you on your toes, every season you try it. Will it be more mellow, would it be more aromatic or tickle your throat with a little spice? Our Kuromoji tea will keep on surprising you.

Through this unique aspect of our Kuromoji tea, we hope to deliver with a unique drinking experience that never gets old, for every day, every month or every season you try it.

We're hopeful that you'll savor and enjoy this Kuromoji tea, with love.


  • Place one tea bag in your cup
  • Pour 200 ml (6.76 fl oz) of hot water at a temperature of 95 °C (203 °F)
  • Steep for a minimum of 40 seconds

We have a 30-day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item to request a return. 

To be eligible for a return, your item must be in the same condition that you received it, unworn or unused, with tags, and in its original packaging. You’ll also need the receipt or proof of purchase. 

To start a return, you can contact us, use our chat service or email us at If your return is accepted, we’ll send you a return shipping label, as well as instructions on how and where to send your package. Items sent back to us without first requesting a return will not be accepted. 

Damages and issues 
Please inspect your order upon reception and contact us immediately if the item is defective, damaged or if you receive the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

Exceptions / non-returnable items 
Certain types of items cannot be returned, like perishable goods (such as food, flowers, or plants), custom products (such as special orders or personalized items), and personal care goods (such as beauty products). We also do not accept returns for hazardous materials, flammable liquids, or gases. Please get in touch if you have questions or concerns about your specific item. 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept returns on sale items or gift cards.

The fastest way to ensure you get what you want is to return the item you have, and once the return is accepted, make a separate purchase for the new item.

We will notify you once we’ve received and inspected your return, and let you know if the refund was approved or not. If approved, you’ll be automatically refunded on your original payment method. Please remember it can take some time for your bank or credit card company to process and post the refund too.

At Reyiko our goal is to offer you the best shipping options, no matter where you live. Every day, we deliver to hundreds of customers across the world, ensuring that we provide the very highest levels of responsiveness to you at all times.

The time frame for order delivery is divided into two core parts:

Processing time

This process comprises of

  • Order verification - all orders are sent to our manufacturers for dispatch within 24 hours after the order is placed.


  • Quality control and shipping - our manufacturers based in United Kingdom, will perform extensive quality checks before shipping your order(s). This process will also take 24 hours.


  • The total order processing time is 2 days

Shipping time

  • This refers to the time it takes for items to be shipped from our warehouse to the destination.
  • UK orders of this particular product usually take 2-3 business days to arrive at their destination
  • USA and Canada orders of this particular product will be fulfilled by Royal Mail, which is a UK Postal Service product. After processing and leaving our UK warehouse, items usually take between 3-7 business days to arrive at their destination but can take longer if there are notable delays or during holiday periods, when postal service work at max capacity.


Shipping Costs

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Free Shipping to

- USA, Canada and UK

- U.S. states Alaska and Hawaii if you spend over 60 USD

- U.S. Islands if you spend over 60 USD

If your order doesn’t arrive by the specified shipping timeframe, contact us or chat to us. We will get back to you with your order status within 24 hours.


Kuromoji (Lindera umbellata) is a deciduous shrub of the Lauraceae family,  grown naturally across Japan.

Kuromoji-cha (Tea) also known as spicebush tea is made entirely from the leaves and branches of the shrub itself.

The tea has been consumed for a long time in Japan and it is considered a traditional herbal tea.

Flavour – Lightly spicy, sweet, woody and floral

You get a refreshing kick of spice, followed by a smooth and mellow taste. Resembles the taste of ginger.

Kuromoji is rich in its major chemical constituent, linalool –  a naturally occurring and aromatic compound, found in many plants such as lavender and cannabis. Ever wondered why lavender has such a calming effect on you? Ever wondered why cannabis has a calming effect on you!? It’s linalool. Consuming or even inhaling the aroma of Kuromoji-cha will hit you with relaxation, thanks to the presence of this compound. 

Many studies show that linalool exhibits a variety of properties beneficial to health. It’s analgesic, anxiolytic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-bacterial.

A hot beverage that tastes wonderfully unique every season; which calms you; has zero calories and is naturally anti-inflammatory? Surely, this should be a win in everyone’s book. However, why is no one is talking about it?


Why is no one talking about Kuromoji Tea?

Everyone in the far east know very well about Kuromoji tea and its soothing benefits, but it’s unheard of in the west. There are a few assumptions why this may be the case:

  1. Overshadowed by Matcha, the green powder took the west by storm. Matcha croissants, matcha latte, matcha bubble tea and matcha foot cream (kidding about the foot cream, but won’t be surprised if it exists). Don’t get us wrong, we love matcha, but there’s a huge variety of tea from the east that are as equally as good or even better than the forbidden M word (it’s forbidden throughout the rest of this blog post now).
  2. Insufficiently marketed or advertised.
  3. Not a lot of media coverage on Kuromoji tea.


 Japanese Tea Party in Kyoto

Tea Party in Kyoto, Japan


Yes there is a minimal coverage on Kuromoji tea from leading media outlets, but fear not – we are here to share are a lot of studies that are currently available online, all proclaiming crucial and interesting benefits of this tea.

Kuromoji Improves Salivary Secretion and Oral Health

The results of this study concludes the following, “pleasant subjective feeling could be obtained from sniffing the aroma of Kuromoji teas”. Just by sniffing or deeply inhaling in the aroma of the tea will help calm you. The study also adds that Kuromoji’s constituents – linalool, geraniol and a few others have the potential to stimulate salivary secretion, which in turn, will help improve and maintain good oral health.


Inhibits Seasonal Influenza

Another study focused on the effects of Kuromoji in preventing  influenza in Japan. This study concludes by stating that Kuromoji  “leads to the prevention of seasonal influenza variously mutating every year by making the virus inactive non-specifically and inhibiting the growth of the virus”.


Natural Deodorant

One last study, we promise! This study sheds light on the deodorizing effect of Kuromoji. The experiment is conducted by testing Kuromoji in two different forms; essential oil and hydrosol. 

Hydrosols are by-products of the essential oil manufacturing process. Essentially, the Kuromoji hydrosol, is its leaves and branches distilled in water. Therefore, they are much less concentrated and less irritant to the skin than their stronger essential oil counterpart. 

Amazingly, the study concludes with both mediums of Kuromoji evidently having odor-eliminating effects.



Finally, Kuromoji tea has a huge scientific backing and poses health benefits.

There is no risk in consumption; it calms you when you drink it; it’s a natural deodorant and the most important of all, it’s likely to help you battle the seasonal flu. Now what’s stopping you from drinking it? We couldn't find this tea anywhere, on Amazon, local shops, so we decided to source the Kuromoji tea ourselves.


Customer Reviews

Based on 29 reviews
John Billing
Mellow Taste

Great tea, with mellow taste. Definitely unique and keeps me maintain my intermittent fasting.

Alex Eccles
Unusual and special

This is a special tea, which I’d never heard of before - Kuromoji tea, from Japan. Made with no pecticides, chemicals or additives, it’s just the sort of thing I like to buy as a treat.The attractive bag contains 20 pyramid teabags which you can infuse to your taste - personally I got several cups out of one teabag, because I like it light tasting. It reminds me a bit of chamomile, in that it’s savoury not fruity, but it’s different. More complex - you’d have to try it to see!I don’t know about its soothing properties, but I can believe it has and so it works on me! I can’t comment on the price as it’s currently unavailable, but I’d see it as a treat for myself or a gift for a herbal tea-lover.


Prior to this review, I hadn't tried Spicebush Tea before, so I was quite excited to try a new tea out since I'm always loving new teas.The tea itself is in lovely high quality pyramid bags, and it's plain to the eye that the tea within is a cut above the regular too. Unfortunately after brewing it to the specifications I'm not entirely sure it is for me - that's not to say its bad though. The tea has some nice aromas and a mild spice to it, the flavour itself is quite weak but not in a bad way - I'd say eloquent. The flavour profile just wasn't right for me.If you want to try some new tea, this could be the product for you, it was a fun experience!


Although I have drunk many different types of herbal tea this was my first time with a Kuromoji, Japanese Spicebush, infusion.The elegant resealable pack contains 20 tea pyramids. The recommendations are to use hot water and infuse for 40 seconds. This gives a very light, slightly floral brew but I decided to give it longer-3 minutes- to see what effect this would have.The liquid was pale straw in colour. There was a flavour mildly reminiscent of camomile but with a woody, cedar note and a hint of cinnamon. However overall the taste is quite different to any of those.The notes on the pack speak of calming qualities. I did not particularly notice that, but I did find it an aid to my digestion. Since it is caffeine-free it will be suitable as an evening drink.This was most enjoyable, delicate and soothing. It is however quite pricey and so not perhaps for everyday use. The ingredients are pure and top quality but I should have liked information on how to dispose of both packaging and the used pyramids.Recommendable.

Expensive and sotthing tea

I am a tea lover and I have tea form all over the world. This tea is refereshing and veyr soothing . I know anything comes from japan is expensive so do this tea is expensive. It is very nice but quite expensive. I like the flavour and the quality and packing but I will think before getting it. It came from Our Kuromoji tea is harnessed from the wild shrubs of Shikoku Island, Japan. Just thinking of its origin it might be the right price but not suitable for everyday normal tea.

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