Kukicha Kukicha

KukichaOrganic Green Tea

$2.00–$62.00
$48.00
makes 30 cups

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USDA Organic

Description

Kukicha is a traditional green tea unique to Japan. It is created by blending tender leaves, stems and stem fibers called keba that are collected during sencha processing. Kukicha is a perfect example of the Japanese way of making tea, in which no part of the harvest is wasted. Our Kukicha is pleasantly sweet with a lovely greenish gold infusion and creamy mouthfeel. Asamushi sencha provides delicate fresh notes while lightly roasted stems provide balancing sweetness, and tender keba leaf fibers create a full, enriching body. Kukicha is a wonderfully bright green tea that is surprising sweet and ideal for those sensitive to astringency.


Origin

Kagoshima, Japan

Tasting Notes

An enlivening and refreshing green tea with a rich savory-sweet flavor and creamy mouthfeel

Ingredients

Organic green tea.

Preparation

Leaf Amount
1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Water Temperature: 185°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3 minutes (1st infusion), 1.5 minutes (2nd infusion)

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For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Kyusu teapot.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

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Divine Aroma
Apr 11, 2018
Wonderfully fragrant needles that brew a lovely yellow-green liquid. Flavor is nice but not as impressive...
Jane
Portland, AL
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amazing!!
Dec 14, 2017
I love this tea so much. I can't wait to go to sleep so I can wake up and drink it :)
Kim
sarasota , FL
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fab
Nov 27, 2017
a pure green that I not only CAN drink, but really WANT to.
Ami
Wichita, KS
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amazing!
Jul 21, 2017
this is my favorite tea of all time!! my day would not be right without it.
kim
sarasota, FL
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Health elixir!
Mar 24, 2017
i love the taste of this green tea! It is my favorite pure green and i reorder every month, so good!
amber johnston
brandon , FL
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Favorite Tea of All Time
Sep 10, 2016
Rishi Tea's Kukicha from the Kagoshima Prefecture is my all time favorite tea. Lots of flavor and depth....
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DanielB
Woods Hole, MA
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Sumptuous Bouquet
Aug 21, 2016
A smooth, everyday drinking Green with mild astringency and an unexpectedly rich savor of rich corn-like...
Michael Orlando
River Edge, NJ
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Vivid flavor
Aug 17, 2016
Great kukicha. Please send overseas, specifically Iceland.
Jonathan Willow
Reykjavik, Iceland, NY
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Lovely. Reminds me of the countryside
Jan 12, 2013
This tea is one of my favorites. It has a great fresh grass flavor that reminds me of the countryside in...
Jana
Tulsa, OK
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Sumptuous Bouquet
Aug 21, 2016
A smooth, everyday drinking Green with mild astringency and an unexpectedly rich savor of rich corn-like...
Michael Orlando
River Edge, NJ
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Vivid flavor
Aug 17, 2016
Great kukicha. Please send overseas, specifically Iceland.
Jonathan Willow
Reykjavik, Iceland, NY
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Lovely. Reminds me of the countryside
Jan 12, 2013
This tea is one of my favorites. It has a great fresh grass flavor that reminds me of the countryside in...
Jana
Tulsa, OK
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Favorite Tea of All Time
Sep 10, 2016
Rishi Tea's Kukicha from the Kagoshima Prefecture is my all time favorite tea. Lots of flavor and depth....
read more
DanielB
Woods Hole, MA
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Health elixir!
Mar 24, 2017
i love the taste of this green tea! It is my favorite pure green and i reorder every month, so good!
amber johnston
brandon , FL
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amazing!!
Dec 14, 2017
I love this tea so much. I can't wait to go to sleep so I can wake up and drink it :)
Kim
sarasota , FL
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fab
Nov 27, 2017
a pure green that I not only CAN drink, but really WANT to.
Ami
Wichita, KS
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amazing!
Jul 21, 2017
this is my favorite tea of all time!! my day would not be right without it.
kim
sarasota, FL
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Divine Aroma
Apr 11, 2018
Wonderfully fragrant needles that brew a lovely yellow-green liquid. Flavor is nice but not as impressive...
Jane
Portland, AL
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Divine Aroma
Apr 11, 2018
Wonderfully fragrant needles that brew a lovely yellow-green liquid. Flavor is nice but not as impressive...
Jane
Portland, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Sumptuous Bouquet
Aug 21, 2016
A smooth, everyday drinking Green with mild astringency and an unexpectedly rich savor of rich corn-like...
Michael Orlando
River Edge, NJ
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Vivid flavor
Aug 17, 2016
Great kukicha. Please send overseas, specifically Iceland.
Jonathan Willow
Reykjavik, Iceland, NY
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Lovely. Reminds me of the countryside
Jan 12, 2013
This tea is one of my favorites. It has a great fresh grass flavor that reminds me of the countryside in...
Jana
Tulsa, OK
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Favorite Tea of All Time
Sep 10, 2016
Rishi Tea's Kukicha from the Kagoshima Prefecture is my all time favorite tea. Lots of flavor and depth....
read more
DanielB
Woods Hole, MA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Health elixir!
Mar 24, 2017
i love the taste of this green tea! It is my favorite pure green and i reorder every month, so good!
amber johnston
brandon , FL
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amazing!!
Dec 14, 2017
I love this tea so much. I can't wait to go to sleep so I can wake up and drink it :)
Kim
sarasota , FL
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fab
Nov 27, 2017
a pure green that I not only CAN drink, but really WANT to.
Ami
Wichita, KS
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amazing!
Jul 21, 2017
this is my favorite tea of all time!! my day would not be right without it.
kim
sarasota, FL
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