Native Name: Senkukicha
Plucking Season: Late Spring
Introduction: Also known as Senkukicha. This tea is a non-roasted green version of Kukicha with a creamy sweet flavor similar to mangoes. Clear bright green brew. Low in caffeine.
Flavor Profile: Sweet, fruity, oceanic aroma and smooth, grassy-sweet flavor.
Ingredients: 100% Organic Green Tea Leaves
Certified Organic by: Quality Assurance International (QAI)
Water Temp 150°F-170°F (66°C-77°C)
Quantity of Leaf (1 tsp / 8oz water)
Steep Time (minutes) 2 – 3 minutes
Infusions 2 – 3
Japanese green teas have by far the most delicate, sensitive leaf and are some of the most challenging (and rewarding) teas to brew. However, larger leaf Bancha as well as roasted teas like Houjicha and Kukicha can use slightly higher temperature water and longer steeping times. We recommend using water at 150 to 170 F and steeping one teaspoon of leaf per 8 ounce cup for 2 to 3 minutes. This method provides 2 to 3 satisfying infusions. Japanese green teas can be enjoyed in a variety of brewing styles but are traditionally steeped in a kyushu (a small, side-handle pot).