Kukicha is made with the stems of Yabukita tea leaves accumulated during the sorting process of Sencha tea production. Unlike other grades of Kukicha, this one contains no woody twigs, but uniform and tender stems. It undergoes a double-steaming process called “Fukamushi” in Japanese, making the tea more dense and smooth. Lower in caffeine compared to most other teas. Kukicha is a great evening tea and pairs well with salads, sushi, or chocolate desserts.
Labeled “A Cup Above” by The Cultured Cup. Brew at 160-175 F for 1.5 to 2 minutes using 1-2 tsp per 8 oz. of water.