Kukicha

The tea is rich, sweet and a slight arugula-peppery by nature.
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Kukicha is made from the stem as well as the tea leaf. It has an interesting taste, freshly herbal with elements of fresh birch shoots and blackcurrant leaves. The tea is rich, sweet and a slight arugula-peppery by nature. It has a very low caffeine content, the lowest of all the Japanese teas, so it is good as an evening drink.

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Serving tips

For this tea we suggest trying the Gong Fu-style of brewing. The idea behind it is to use a high tea leaf to water ratio and very short infusions. By using more tea leaves and very short infusions, we extract only parts of the full flavor spectrum. This means that this way of brewing lets you taste the tea in “sections”, which makes for a much more nuanced experience. because the flavor unfolds gradually and since a lot of leaf is used, those flavors are also significantly more intense than in western-style brewing.

Grams / 2dl
8
Temperature °C
75-80
Minutes
1 min
Cups
1-2

Properties

Mineral
Green
Vegetal
Floral
Region Kakegawa, Shizouka
Season April - June 2020
Cultivar Yabukita
Elevation 100m