Green Tea Leaf Stems
Very good quality green tea leaves are removed from their stems, which then become Kukicha. The liquid from the first brew is a pleasant light green color. It has a wholesome flavor with no astringency or bitter aftertaste, and is naturally sweet. The second brew is a little bit sweeter. Kukicha is a very fine all around tasting green tea preferred by many because it is so highly drinkable. Its caffeine content is lower than regular green tea leaves because they have been removed.
- 100 grams (3.5 ounces)
- Makes approximately 45 to 50 servings of tea
First Infusion: Add 1 gram of tea per 100 ml of fresh water, or about one tablespoon per potful. Heat the water to 80C (180F) and brew for one minute.
Second Infusion: Brew with the same temperature water as the first infusion but for only a few seconds. Please note that the caffeine content of green tea becomes significantly less after the first steeping.
Notes: We brewed the tea as suggested above in our taste tests in order to write the product description. We recommend that you experiment with your own techniques to find your most desired taste profile. For a healthy and invigorating refreshment in hot weather chill the liquid in your refrigerator/freezer to the desired temperature or pour over ice. Our products may be kept in your refrigerator before the package is opened. After opening the package, seal and store it in a cool dry place out of direct sunlight. Please do not place an opened package back into your refrigerator.