Houji-Kukicha (Roasted Kukicha)
Houji-Kukicha infuses into earthy-brown liquor. Houji-Kukicha is often served in traditional Japanese restaurant between or after meals to refresh your mouth.
Harvest: Between First and Second Harvests
It offers an elegant roasted aroma and Umami taste from the stems. The taste is rather unique and will get your attention with the first sip.
Den’s Preferred Brewing:
Water: 4oz boiled
Leaves: 2 grams or 1 heaping teaspoon
Steep: 30 sec
2nd Cup: Water boiled; Steep 15 sec
For a cup of Iced Tea: Put 50% more tea leaves into a teapot. Steep as directed for hot tea. Once you brew it, put ice into the cup to lock in the aroma.