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Kukicha Twig Tea

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An unassuming tea from Japan it look like a simple collection of twigs. And, in fact, it is. Twigs. But breathe deep their scent and you’ll notice something comforting about their woodsy smell that harkens back to before the Edo era.

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Many kukicha teas are green teas, but this kukicha is a black tea as it’s been highly oxidized and roasted. This gives the twigs a dark, ruddy red color and an intensely woodsy scent. The flavor is that of dried wood and blessed incense lit for the gods.

Kukicha is a unique tea that is wonderful with a bit of citrus juice and a shot of simple syrup. This tea loves to be served with dried fruits or roasted walnuts, or used as a beverage alongside a farro salad or a baked squash coated in brown sugar and cinnamon.

Additional Info

Ingredients Twigs from the green tea plant Camellia Sinensis.
Notes Green Tea
Botanical Name Camellia Sinensis
Caffeine Free? Yes
Basic Preparation Non-caffeinated; 3 grams of tea per six ounces of water yields approximately 150 cups per lb. of tea.
Recommended Applications Start with cold, fresh water. Preheat tea pot, use approximately 3 grams of tea leaves for 6 oz of water. For tea, steep 4 minutes. For Herbal Teas/Tisanes brew as black teas, with water to rolling boil. Pour over tea or herbal, do not boil botanicals when making tea.
Handling / Storage To be stored in a cool, dry area out of direct light.
Qualities No
Country of Origin Japan


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