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type: green

origin: japan

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

A warm, rounded and playful green tea from Japan. Kukicha is a blend of tea leaves and tea leaf stems. The lightness of the stems translates into the cup as a sweet, white sesame seed or chestnut note. Tender quality to the texture, like soft white rice. Very balanced and, for a Japanese tea, very low in astringency. Steep at 180°F for 2 minutes

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    • 

      This yellow-green cup is delicious and easy to drink. It's smooth, soft and buttery with a full mouthfeel, little astringency and great flavors. Tastes of green vegetables and seaweed with a clean, lingering finish. Definitely a favorite!

    • 

      It's good, although very different from other (darker, roasted) kukichas I've had. Light, green, buttery, and clipped/dried grass-like in appearance.

    • 

      It's very . . . grassy? Like someone mowed tge lawn and put it in my cup? Don't see the appeal at all.

    • 

      This is an awesome Japanese green tea, nice and savory, brothy, with an almost celery-like aftertaste.

    • 

      A light green tea with delightful nutty tones to the taste. Not astringent at all. A new favorite blend!

    • 

      Love it. Very pleasant and light. I really enjoy this

    • 

      I tried this for adagio’s communiTEA. I think it tastes like grass. I’m not a fan.

    • 

      Love this! It's very light and a touch sweet, one of my new favorites.

    • 

      This tea has a very leafy/grass quality without being overly bitter. I followed the brewing instructions and drank it hot.

    • 

      This is one of my very favorite Japanese teas. Not too strong, just right.