Quite an interesting tea. The taste is similar to that of a good Gyokuro, but less vegetal and more nutty. It is also fairly sweet and has a somewhat fruity taste. Steepped 4 times.
“Quite an interesting tea. The taste is similar to that of a good Gyokuro, but less vegetal and more nutty. It is also fairly sweet and has a somewhat fruity taste. Steepped 4 times.” Read full tasting note
“This was really cozy warm and… nutty? Will write more after another cup. I accidentally left this steeping for about 10-15 minutes (OOPS) but it wasn’t bitter...” Read full tasting note
Organic Green Kukicha is called the “twig tea” because it is made from a blend of organic twigs, stems and a few mature dried leaves from all harvesting seasons. Unlike Organic Hoji Kukicha, this is non-roasted!
Kabuse Kukicha is a Kabuse-cha from the first harvest. It is a mixture of leaves and leaf stems. The tea has a gold-green color and is freshly fruity without bitter aftertaste
Kukicha generally contains 90% less caffeine than regular coffee and hence it is a very good substitute to sencha or matcha without the worry of too much caffeine. Moreover, Kukicha is great brewing either hot or cold. It is also quite popular among children too.
Harvested near the southern part of Kyoto, our tea leaves are 100% organically grown with chemical free biomass and water.
Kukicha is produced by the Nagata Family who unlike most farmers was the first to produce Organic Tea in Japan. Instead of using fertilizers, chemical, animal manure, herbicides or pesticides to fertilize their tea garden soil, the Nagatas have discovered new agricultural methods to nurture tea plants that produce tea twice as long a period of time and twice as powerful as their nutritious value.
The Nagata Family’s passion, dedication and perseverance to make the finest tea have really contributed to the organic community by giving us the opportunity to drink organic green tea at a affordable price.
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