Roasted Kukicha

Regular price $6.50

Style: Roasted Green

Origin: China

Description: The twigs from a Spring Sencha harvest are roasted on their own to be made into Kukicha, also known as Twig Tea. Though some Kukicha teas also contain some Sencha tea leaves, this roasted kukicha is made only with the stem and twig. The appearance of this tea can be best described as a bird’s nest - the small twigs, mostly even in size, are roasted to rich hues of cocoa brown. As the twig and stem of the tea plant contains very minimal amounts of caffeine, this tea makes for a beautiful evening drink. Due to the lack of leaves in its constitution, Roasted Kukicha can be steeped at a higher water temperature and for a longer time than a green leaf tea without ever becoming astringent. Kukicha is traditional to Japan, although this particular twiggy tea has been made in China. 

Tasting Notes: Both the aroma and flavour of this beautiful twig tea is reminiscent of malted brown sugar and dried wood. Notes of warm maple sap weave their way into the cup as it sits. Steeps to a gentle, clear tawny brown.

Brewing Instructions: 2 - 3g per cup. 100ºC water. Steep 3-5 minutes.

Certified Organic

Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.
The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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