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. Packaged in a resealable foil pouch, your tea will be kept fresh for months of daily enjoyment.
Hot Brew Preparation
5g (1 Tbsp)
12 oz (350 ml)
Cold Brew Preparation
5g (1 Tbsp)
12 oz (350 ml)
Green Tea Stems
Net Weight: 3.0 oz (86g)
Package: Nitrogen flushed and vacuum sealed in resealable foil bag
Delicious. It's a twig tea, light and flavorful, with the flavor profile of a much more expensive tea than it actually is. Light and grassy and complex flavors
- Milena P
The taste and smell, oh man !
When I first opened the pouch I was like ... Ahhh , I was in heaven , the aroma along with the flavor is top notch, a sweet grassy spinachy taste I enjoy every day !! Love this green tea
- Terry Mills
Taste great and no bitter aftertaste
I absolutely love this tea! I love tea and find that most teas are starting to taste more processed even with well-known companies. I have tried a few organic teas and find that the way they are processed does not work for me either. This tea taste great and does not seem to have a processed aftertaste.
Very fresh and great quality
This is really good as an ice tea and very easy to make. I add 1 1/2 tablespoon of the loose tea to 16 Oz of cool water ( not need to heat or boil water) and let it sit for 20 mins. Pour on ice and add some honey or other sweetener and it’s very refreshing.
The loose leaf Kukicha was my 2nd repeat order of this tea. It has become my preferred tea before I start my day. It's subtle grassy flavor offers a refreshing balance between a cleansing, slight bitterness and the suggestion of sweetness. It is outstanding and quiet at once. I also bought a sample of loose Gyokuro. It is superb, having the qualities I enjoy in the Kukicha but with a deeper variety of flavors. I will probably alternate these in the mornings.
- Michael Krubiner
Delicious fresh, sweet taste
I have tried several brands of kukicha and this is the best! Every batch I've had has been fresh and delicious with a pleasing sweet flavor.
- Dylan Jones
Kukicha loose leaf tea
I just reordered this tea as I so enjoyed the last bag. I tried Sugimoto tea just a few months ago having used a different brand and this is obviously much higher quality. I also recently ordered several sample packets of other teas to try and all have been excellent.