A warm, rounded and playful green tea from Japan. Kukicha is a blend of tea leaves and tea leaf stems. The lightness of the stems translates into the cup as a sweet, white sesame seed or chestnut note. Tender quality to the texture, like soft white rice. Very balanced and, for a Japanese tea, very low in astringency.
Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
15 full leaf pyramids
In most regions of the world, tea is made by steeping dried tea leaves in hot water, with variations coming from leaf type, water temperature, and steeping time. In Japan however, they decided to get a little more creative. For example, Japanese tea leaves are usually steamed instead of pan-fired to stop oxidization. Matcha is ground into powder before serving, and Hojicha leaves are roasted. Kukicha goes another direction entirely by including the stems as well as the leaves. This is where it gets its name of “stem tea,” though it can also be called Bocha, or “rod tea.”
Raw Honey for Green Teas
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
honey for green tea
Part of teas of Japan sampler
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set.
Four teas included are:
genmai cha, hojicha, kukicha, sencha overture
teas of Japan
will make 40 cups
Questions and Answers
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Hello. Is the green kukicha tea steamed or roasted. Is it sun dried or aged?
Asked by April Bryson
on September 27th, 2022
What kind of tea leaves are used in this? (Sencha? Gyokuro? Or something else?)