Earthy roasted aroma, smooth texture with a light woody, chocolate flavor.




Tea Style



Bulk by the Ounce, Classic Size Tin (3 oz)



Caffeine Level

About This Product

Kukicha is a light, gentle tea made from the branches of the tea plant. With its beautiful aroma and particularly low caffeine levels, Kukicha is an ideal evening tea, pleasing to adults and children alike.

To produce Kukicha, the Camellia Sinensis branches are dried and then allowed to age for around two years. The process is finished by steaming and then gently roasting the Kukicha. The traditional method includes four separate roastings in wood-fired, iron cauldrons, which slowly develops the distinctive flavor and aroma. This style of tea is a specialty of Japanese tea makers, not commonly found in other tea cultures.

Ingredients: Organic Roasted Tea Branches and Leaves.

Brewing Instructions

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 InfusionsQuantity of Leaf (tsp / 8oz water)
160°F (71°C)1.5-22-31

Videos and Links

Tea Regions of Shizuoka, Japan
Shizuoka, Japan Map