HIYORI

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Frequently Asked Questions

Kizashi mixer

  • There are times when we can see sediments. Is that a problem?
    Kihada is blended from polyphenol-rich kihada bark extract and hand-squeezed Japanese yuzu juice. As such, it has been left unfiltered, so you are free to enjoy it in its pure form. There are times when some of the contents may float or form sediments. However, a light shake of the container will see them seamlessly disperse. Sediments pose no problems to product quality.
  • Where can I buy or drink kizashi?
    We plan to provide updates from our business partners on this website accordingly.
  • Do you only have kizashi in the Amur cork tree “kihada” color?
    We only offer the product in the color tone extracted from natural Amur cork trees, and refrain from using any artificial coloring.
  • From where are the raw Amur materials actually sourced?
    We rely on Japanese Amur cork trees from areas lying deep in the mountains, such as Sanin and Chugoku (both western Honshu), but as supplies are scarce there may be instances in which we source from abroad. However, from whichever terrain the Amur cork trees may come, the extraction and quality control processes are always conducted inside Japan.
  • Why are Amur cork trees so rare?
    For a start, it takes around 20 years to harvest Amur cork trees. Furthermore, the long-term slump in the lumber industry and its aging workforce, as well as an increase in neglected forests and cutover areas unsuitable for reforestation, has exacerbated the scarcity problem.
  • Do you have any recommendations regarding how we should drink it?
    We recommend that you enjoy it together with various types of gin from any capable liquor manufacturer, in gin and tonic form. We especially recommend mixing kizashi with Japanese gin for a “genuine Japanese gin and tonic”.
  • Is it ok just to drink it on its own?
    As a standalone non-alcoholic soda beverage, it brings you a refreshing scent and a nice sensation when swallowed. Please feel free to enjoy it chilled, or over some ice in a glass.