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Kuki-Cha Twig Tea With Matcha (Blender's Series)

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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Kuki-cha, also known as Twig Tea, is made mainly with tea stems.
Our Blender’s Kuki-cha is selected from fine quality Sen-cha, and then tossed with Matcha powder to give its mellow flavor and bright green liquor. It leaves a lingering sweetness on your palate, and pairs wonderfully with sweets.

Twig tea needs to be brewed in water that is just a notch hotter, to fully bring out all of its subtle flavors. For a fine brew we recommend steeping 1 tbsp of leaves with 1 cup of hot water (180 to 200F) for 1 minute.

About Maeda-en View company

Maeda-En has been in business for the last 25 years as an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of green tea & green tea desserts. Our Japanese grown, fresh quality green teas are shipped directly from our production factory in Japan to the states and then world-wide.

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I’m a fan.

I think I’m just a fan of kukicha in general, actually. I mean, first of all, there’s the word. Kukicha. Kuki. Cha. It’s fun to say. Although I could very well be saying it wrong. Auggy or someone else Japanese-familiar, where do you put the emphasis? Anyway, it makes me think of cute Japanese things, like Hamtaro. Kukicha could totally be a Hamtaro character.

I’m sorry, halfway through that sentence I shook my head and had to ask, “Am I really talking about Hamtaro?” because I drank some of this before class tonight because I had a test and I was really tired from staying up later than I should have to finish a program for another class so I downed some black tea before class at 6 and I was sipping on this well into 9 PM and that is the most hellacious run-on sentence I’ve ever created. Well, not most. [If you’ll believe that.] Anyway, moral of story is that it’s nearly 2 AM and I’m a wee bit WHEE right now because this also contains matcha.

The tea. There’s something that I find really sating about its overall taste. This one reads to me as very sweet, high, and grassy. I’ll enjoy it until I finish the bag for sure, but so far I like the extra buttery aspects I get from Samovar’s a bit more. There’s time, to experiment, however, so we’ll see what comes out of my little hamster tea friend!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Auggy

The Japanese like to say that their language is unaccented. Not entirely true but true enough so each accent ku-ki-cha has pretty much equal emphasis. I also think kukicha is a cute word – mostly because it sounds similar to cookie and how can that be bad? (It can’t. Just so you know).

Suzi

koo-kee-cha would be about the pronunciation, and like Auggy says there’s not really a stressed syllable. so cookie-cha. yum.

Really cute review!

Auggy

Mmm, cookie-cha. Now I’m picturing the tea version of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream. Wonder how we could swing that…

takgoti

Thanks for the pronunciation advice!

Upon further contemplation, I have decided that kukicha could also be a Pokemon. Kuki, kuki.

Batrachoid

Didn’t Krabby say koki koki? There’s got to be room for a cameilia sinethsis-mon that goes kuki-CHUUUU!
Twig slap!

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I really like this tea, one of my favorites _

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180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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