I ordered a sample of this in the past and having largely forgotten about the tea ordered a 4 oz. bag. I’m glad I did. The tea, as some before me have noted, isn’t the most complex or aggressively grassy green tea.
I coaxed out its light sweetness with just below boiling water and steeping time of 2 minutes without any problem. The ending notes of nuttiness are also present and enjoyable. Some of the typical green “grassy bitterness” is present in the background, but it is exceptionally smooth for a green tea.
I’ve only had a couple cups of Kukicha so far, but it seems like a tough tea to mess up. Because of its lack of complexity its not the type of tea where you notice something different each brewing, but its also not the type of tea that you love one minute only to find yourself repulsed with the next cup.