As an American living in Asia for many years, the founder of General Ming’s, Robert Steven Chadwick has experienced the mild to the wild when it came to the variety of food and beverage options throughout Asia. Having grown up on the East Coast of America and now living in Seoul, South Korea, each an every taste was as unique as his surroundings. As his personal collections of Asian favorites evolved through his travels around the region. so did his idea for General Ming’s. Introducing a variety of his favorite exotic flavors, which are appealing to Western pallets from the Far East is now his passion. The perfect combination of healthy flavors, aromas and the awakening of senses is how Robert describes the products in the General Ming’s collection. On behalf of everyone at General Ming’s we welcome you to our world. A world of flavor. A world of passion. A world of General Ming’s.
The dedication and care that we bring to each and every bottle of Yazu + Korean citron tea intensifies the already uniquely delicious experience every person enjoys from the ultimate cup of warmth and relaxation. Harvested from select organic orchards in South Korea, General Ming’s brings you a delicious cup of pulpy-ness called Yazu + Korean citron tea. Rich in vitamin C, Yazu is produced with the highest standards of quality. It’s perfectly sweetened with organic brown sugar to make a unique, unforgettable and refreshingly warm taste. We’re sure you’ll enjoy every hot and tangy sip, right to the bottom of every mug.
Although we coined our own name for this delicious flavored tea, the Korean name for this special fruit is Yuja or Yuja Cha. A beverage of royalty, it first came to Korea in the imperial age of the Silla Dynasty. A fable has been stated that a man was carrying Yuja fruit for his wife from China to Korea in the pocket of his jacket. A sudden storm rose from the depths of the sea and tossed the ship, nearly sinking it as it approached the Southern coast of Korea. The tossing of the ship during the storm crushed the Yuja fruit causing the seeds to lodge in the bottom of the man’s coat pocket. As the man sadly walked through the countryside back to his village wearing his coat, the seeds fell to the earth. The next year as the man walked back to the harbor to go on another adventure, Yuja Cha trees bustling with delicious ripe fruit lined the road.
More than any other traits, serenity and flavor are the defining characteristic at the heart of Yazu+. A bold explosion of flavors and a distinctive surge of warmth is what Yazu is known for. A warm cup of Yazu + is unmistakable – The color. The flavor. The warmth. The passion behind each and every drop. That’s General Ming’s promise to you.