(매실) – Also known as a Japanese Apricot (known as ume in Japanese), the tree originated in south China near the Yangtze River and eventually made its way to Korea and Japan. In Korea, it is known as Maeshil (매실). The flower of the tree is known as a plum blossom, which the IHWAMUN logo is based on. Green Plum has a sweet and tangy taste and can be consumed in a variety of ways, from maeshil juice, to maeshil liquor, and is even considered to have some health benefits. For our ice cream, the green plums come partially from Korea and partially from a green plum orchard in Phelan, California. A sweet and tangy flavor you won’t find in any other ice cream shop in the USA.