Japanese Roasted Kukicha
Kukicha is actually the stem of the tea plant, not the leaves. It is also known as twig tea. Its unique flavor characteristics are best coaxed out on the 2nd or third infusions, with lower temperature water (around 75C). It also makes an excellent, refreshing iced tea.
Grade or Quality: Stem
Aroma: Roasted, chocolaty
Infusion Aroma: Smoky, nutty
Infusion Color: Light brown
Base flavor: Roasted chocolate/nutty
Infusion Strength: Medium-light