Favoured in macrobiotic diets for it's alkalizing and pH balancing effects, Kukicha or twig tea is naturally low in caffeine, making it ideal for evening tea or those with caffeine sensitivity. The taste is of high floral and light marine notes and a lasting sweetness in the mouth. This kukicha can be steeped several times, making it a very economical daily tea.
Grown and produced by the Nakai family, the current being the eighth generation to carry on the craft and tradition of authentic, loose leaf organic tea. In 1980 the family returned to the traditional way of farming by abandoning chemical fertilizers and pesticides and instead, let nature do what it has always done...take care of herself.
○ Origin: Wazuka-cho, Japan
○ Cultivar: Yabukita
○ Harvest: First harvest May
○ Impressions: Vine flower notes backed by nori and creamy almond sweetness.
○Net weight: 40g
○Servings: 10 first infusions using 4g
As with most of our teas, this tea can be steeped several times. Second infusions are usually made with slightly hotter water and about half the time. Third or fourth infusions require longer times of 90+ seconds. Please remember, these are guidelines to get you started and you may find your preference is to adjust them.