kukicha Japanese tea
Warm, rounded and playful. Kukicha is a blend of tea leaves and stems. The lightness of the stems translates into the cup as a sweet, white sesame seed or chestnut.
Kukicha Japanese tea is a Japanese blend of stems, stalks, and twigs from the Japanese tea plant. It is sometimes refered to as “twig tea” or bōcha. Kukicha Japanese tea has a unique flavor and aroma among teas, due to its being composed of parts of the tea plant that are excluded from most other teas.
It has a warm, rounded and playful feeling to it. The lightness of the stems translates into the cup as a sweet, white sesame seed or chestnut.
Since land is a scarce resource in Japan, All Japanese agriculture farm are a truly pricey endeavor So it became essential for the Japanese farmer to extract as much value from each tea bush as possible. Necessity being the Fathers of innovation, the Japanese have been ingenious at devising tea varieties that are unheard of in countries more land-endowed. One such tea is the Kukicha.
What makes or Kukicha truly stand out is that it is made from stems and leaves from Gyokuro production and not Sencha.
Kukicha is one of the preferred teas of the macrobiotic diet which is a dietary regimen which involves eating grains as a staple food, supplemented with other foods such as local vegetables, and avoiding the use of highly processed or refined foods and most animal products.
Kukicha Japanese Tea is also unique among the Japanese Green Teas in that it is naturally very low in caffeine without any industrial decaffeination.
Tea type Japanese Green tea blend
Caffeine level Very low
Taste Mellow Light, Nutty, Sweey & Fun
Time of day Lunchtime, Afternoon