Kukicha is made from one of the most unusual raw materials for tea. It has an interesting and original taste that is not typical of tea. It is more freshly herbal with elements of fresh birch shoots and black-currant leaves. The tea is rich, sweet and a slight arugula-peppery by nature, which is due to Kukicha being made from the stems of the tea shoot and possibly a few tea leaves. Since a simple stem does not require any meticulous work by hand, the tea is much cheaper – and thus a genuine bargain. At least in Japan. It has a very low caffeine content, the lowest of all the Japanese teas, so it is good as an evening drink.
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