Hudson Valley Shiso Syrup has a unique sweetened botanical flavor. It is derived from a traditional Japanese recipe enjoyed in Japan for more than 1,000 years. It strengthened the Samurai and has many healthy benefits: it is rich in antioxidants and vitamins and has been used as a homeopathic treatment for digestive disorders, asthma, coughs, colds, and pain.
The Hudson Valley Shiso Farm is dedicated to producing the finest, authentic Shiso Syrup using natural ingredients. Their Shiso fields are irrigated with pure well water; natural farming techniques are used to nurture the Shiso plants; and pesticides or chemical fertilizers are never used.
Select leaves are harvested by hand from our Shiso plants to begin the labor intensive process of hand crafting Hudson Valley Shiso Syrup™. The leaves are organically processed much like grapes to liberate their natural aromatic essence, the extract is then concentrated and sweetened to make our Shiso Syrup. We have found crafting our Shiso Syrup is similar to wine as the intensity and delicacy of the flavor of our Shiso plants is much determined upon each years growing conditions. Hence, we look upon each years Shiso Syrup as a vintage.
Hudson Valley Shiso Syrup has a unique sweetened botanical flavor. The syrup is concentrated and is best enjoyed as a supplement to your favorite beverage. Please consider these suggestions or let your taste buds guide you to new flavorful combinations. The amount of Hudson Valley Shiso Syrup you add to your favorite beverage is a personal choice. Some people enjoy the syrup alone, while most mix the syrup with another soft or hard beverage.