Kukicha is a light, gentle tea made from the branches of the tea plant, Camellia Sinensis. With the beautiful aroma of the brew and its particularly low levels of caffeine, Kukicha is an ideal evening tea for both children and adults.
To produce Kukicha, the tea plant branches are dried, aged for two years, steamed and gently roasted. They then undergo a traditional process that includes four separate roastings in wood fired, iron cauldrons. Patient roastings slowly develop the distinctive flavor and aroma. This style of tea is a specialty of the Japanese tea makers, not commonly found in other tea cultures.
Ingredients: Organic Roasted Tea Branches and Leaves.
Earthy roasted aroma, smooth texture with a light woody, chocolate flavor.
Every tea is different and can be brewed in different ways. The chart below is not a hard-and-fast guide for brewing this tea, but rather a place to get started. Steeping time may vary based on your personal taste or on how many infusions have already been done. Experiment with the brewing of your tea to discover its unique character.
|Water Temp °F (°C)||Steep Time (minutes)||Number of Infusions||Quantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)|