I am a kukicha junkie of late. Vibrant green (packed w good stuff), strong grassy vegetal notes I look for in this tea, well balance, and high quality.
Florescent green color is the first unique quality of Kukicha. The taste is the second!
Fresh, bright character with grassy, yellow notes and remarkable aroma makes this tea unforgettable.
Sometimes referred to as ‘twig tea or stalk tea’ (not to be confused with a brown ‘twig tea’ that is nothing like real Kukicha) this yummy brew is delicious hot or iced and one of Beth’s personal favorites.
Kukicha does come from the stalk fractions produced from picking Gyokuro and Sencha Japanese green teas. The leaves go on to make up those teas while the stalk fractions are processed into Kukicha. The long thin shape and bright color is unmistakable.
Kukicha Tea Type: Green Tea
Ingredients: Japanese green tea (kukicha)
Origin of Kukicha : Japan
Direct trade quality loose leaf tea for more than a decade. World Tea Championship winners in 2008 & 2009. USDA Certified Organic. Based in US with buying office in China.
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