Maesil is the fruit of the plum tree. Green plum (Maesil in Korean) produced from late May through June in Korea is mixed with sugar in a one to one ratio, stored in a cool place for several months, and then strained for a sweet and sour fermented Maesil syrup with a sweet aroma. This syrup can be diluted with water to one fifth (1/5) its strength to make a Maesil drink. If diluted with hot water, it becomes ‘Maesil tea’
From the ancient time in Korea, Maesil tea strengthens the digestive system and prevent diarrhea and constipation. It also helps cleanse the body of toxins and boost immunity against food poisoning.