Kukicha Twig (Organic Japanese)

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Green Oolong Blend
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190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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  • “A review of Kukicha (Twig) Tea by Haiku To prepare hot, add 1 teabag per cup or 4 teabags per 4 cups (a teapot) to cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes. Remove the...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a tea that I have stashed away and don't drink often. I only drink it when I am looking for a change or really want something different. The smell isn't pleasant to the nose at all...pure...” Read full tasting note
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During the fall in the Uji district, traditional center of the Japanese tea industry, the Nagata family turns to the harvest of tea twigs for Kukicha, the (peasant’s drink+, so-called because farmers drank it after selling the leaves to sophisticated urbanites as a cash crop. The Nagatas carefully select 40% medium 3-yr, 40% thick 10-yr, and 20% thin twigs and leaves aged 1 year, before gently roasting each variety separately to bring out its rich flavor. Because caffeine is concentrated in the leaves, twig tea is low in caffeine and can be drunk even at night. Haiku+ Twig Tea teabags are always two full grams of 100% Nagata Japanese Organic Kukicha Tea, the finest quality in the world. Try it and you will understand why true connoisseurs of Japanese twig tea will drink nothing else.
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To prepare hot, add 1 teabag per cup or 4 teabags per 4 cups (a teapot) to cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes. Remove the teabags and serve.

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A review of Kukicha (Twig) Tea by Haiku

To prepare hot, add 1 teabag per cup or 4 teabags per 4 cups (a teapot) to cold water. Bring to a boil and simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes. Remove the teabags and serve.

As this is Iced tea month, I am brewing myself jugs of tea to consume throughout the day. I never realized how making a jug of tea is so much time consuming than getting up each time to fix a cup of tea.

I love the aroma of this tea when brewing several tea bags in one big pot. I use five tea bags and very fresh coldly drawn water and let this boil for a good five minutes and after having come to a rolling boil.

I let it cool for at least ½ hour and pour content unto a jug. Well in this case it is a small pot. For my cup I add some crush iced to the bottom of the glass and pour the tea.

I love the dark amber color of the tea. It is so very black and rich of smoke (twigs burning).

I sip this tea and think immediately of the outdoors and camping since this sometimes entails a fire burning made of wood and twigs.

This tea is so rich in flavor and the caffeine is next to none because it is made mainly of twigs and so this tea can be enjoyed through the day.

I am heady and happily enjoying my roasted cup of twig tea and more of it to follow (a potful)of it.

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200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
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MMMMMMM, Kukicha!

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This is a tea that I have stashed away and don’t drink often. I only drink it when I am looking for a change or really want something different. The smell isn’t pleasant to the nose at all…pure bark and dirt smell. The coloring is light brown. It has a very earthy taste to it, indeed, maybe even a little smokey. I’m neutral on this one. I’m careful not to over steep, however, then it would be pretty nasty.

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