Kukicha is a traditional green tea from Japan. Our Kukicha is uniquely flavorful. It brews a light cup of green tea with a nutty, slightly creamy flavor.
Kukicha can also be added to juice to make an excellent children’s drink. It is a powerful antioxidant and is very low in caffeine, in fact the lowest in caffeine (1/10 of the caffeine level in regular green tea) of all traditional teas.
Country of Origin: Japan
Manufacture Type: Steamed green tea
Hot Tea Brewing: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly – about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180’F or 80’C. Place 1 teaspoon in your cup, let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment – do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low – add more water, and so on and so on – until the flavor of the tea is exhausted.
Iced Tea Brewing: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.