Mulberry tree beside the most expensive and valuable fabric, has granted people sweet berries. Mulberry is rightfully called "the Queen of Berries”. Mulberry tree is known from time immemorial as "Life Tree” for its healing power against evil. Yet another precious gift of mulberry is a strong drink, which recovers the sick’s health, revives the old, heals wounds and cheers up people’s hearts. Mulberry picking falls in June – when it becomes maximum sweet. The mature berries are picked by shaking the branches of mulberry tree onto sackcloth (by hand or with a special wooden hammer).
All these wonderful characteristics of the mulberry drink have been known in Armenia from the earliest times. Its healing power has even been experienced by "the King of Kings” Alexander of Macedonia himself, while being the guest of the blessed country of Armenia during his victorious campaign to Persia and India.