But watch your steeping times; if I don’t frantically empty the teapot at 50 seconds this kukicha goes bitter instantly. I truly need to get a French press…
Kuki-Cha Twig Tea (Traditional Series)
Maeda-en’s Traditional Kuki-cha is made from the twigs and stems of fine Sen-cha, which is then deep-steamed for a mild, earthy flavor.
We recommend to steep 1tbsp & 1tsp of Kuki-cha in hot water (160-170F) in a large pot for 60 seconds. Great with sweets.