No. 25, Green Kukicha (Karigane)

Produced with the ichibancha (or the "first plucking") of organic Kabuse Sencha, this tea more than makes up for its simple appearance with its heady aroma and flavor.

Better than many senchas we have cupped, this "twig tea" compliments its rich, buttery taste with equally balanced fruit and floral notes. Additionally, kukicha is lower in caffeine than traditional leaf teas.  A must-have for any Japanese green tea aficionado.

Origin: Kawanehon, Haibara District, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan - 2022

Tasting Notes: Herbaceous ~ Delicate Floral ~ Sweet Grass ~ Shiso

Grower: Mr. Konishi

    • Brewing Instructions

      • 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water  
      • 160ºF/72ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 5 minutes, and proceed.)  
      • Brew 2-4 minutes  
      • Good for 2 infusions