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Origin:Shizuoka, Japan


Kukicha is made from the stems of young tea leaves separated during the sencha refining process and is also called "twig tea". Since kukicha is made up of primarily stems, it has a higher concentration of L-theanine and lower amount of caffeine compared to leaf-only green teas. This gives it a natural sweetness and makes it a relaxing tea that can be enjoyed any time of day without inducing sleepiness. Sugimoto's relaxing kukicha has a mildly sweet, umami flavor, and an intoxicating floral fragrance that makes this a favorite tea to enjoy in the afternoon or evening.

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Hot Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (1 Tbsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 12 oz (350 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 1-2 min
Icon of Thermometer 175 °F+

Cold Brew Preparation

Icon of Tea Leaf 5g (1 Tbsp)
Icon of Water Droplet 12 oz (350 ml)
Icon of Stopwatch 10-15 min
Icon of Thermometer Ice Water


  • Green Tea Stems
  • Bulk Size Net Weight: 1.0 lb (454g)
  • Package: Nitrogen flushed and vacuum sealed in foil bag

Product Reviews

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My Favorite!!!

I have been drinking kukicha for around 20 years now. Before then I really did not drink much tea at all, either green or black. But I had been drinking some genmai occasionally and I really liked that. When ordering some genmai from a Seattle area online Japanese green tea company, the proprietor mentioned that his personal favorite tea was kukicha. So I ordered some and loved it the first time I tried it. Since then (20 years now) kukicha has become a daily, after dinner ritual for me. Funny, but for a while I have even been recommending kukicha to a friend of mine who lives in Yokohama but he did not seem to be aware of it. For my tea taste, there is nothing better than kukicha. I see that it has the favorite of Sugimoto office as well. I would seriously miss an evening without it!

We drink it everyday at the office!

This is our favorite tea at the Sugimoto office

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