Kukicha Green Tea
Origin: Shizuoka, Japan
Kukicha (koo-key-cha) is also known as “twig tea” as kuki means “stem” in Japanese. Kukicha uses mostly stems rather than tea leaves. Stems are naturally low in Caffeine and have a sweeter taste.
Our certified organic Kukicha Green Tea is exclusively from Shizuoka, Japan, Japan's premier tea growing region.
Kukicha offers 1.7 times more L-theanine than Sencha Green Tea, and Kukicha contains linalool, a natural aroma found in fruit and flower, which is not in other types of green tea.
For best results, steep Kukicha in water between 158 and 176 °F. It is best steeped for less than one minute (oversteeping or steeping too hot, as with all green teas, results in a bitter, unsavory brew).
To maximize the floral sweetness, we recommend brewing for about 1 minute in 150°F water. It tastes great as iced as well.