Details: Being a frugal people, the Japanese let nothing go to waste while making green tea. The tea stalks which might be discarded in other tea regions have been harnessed to make a pleasant tea. Since it is made from the stems and twigs of the tea plant there is less caffeine, amino acids, and antioxidants to give flavor and add benefits to the brew.
Dry Leaves: This is a mixture of green stems and yellow twigs from tea plants in Japan.
Liquor: This is a very light green.
Aroma: Because the green stems are from good tea bushes, there are hints of Sencha with woody undertones. Although the stems are similar to Hojicha, these twigs are not roasted.
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: The body of Kukicha can only be described as light.
Flavors: Kukicha has a light vegetal flavors from the remaining stems and some woody notes from the twigs.
Brewing Time: 1 to 2 minutes
Brewing Temp: 160° Fº