This fresh green tea made of stem awakens the taste buds with a salty opening followed by grassy, then minty notes.
It comes from Kyushu, an island in the south of the archipelago that is known for its volcanic soil which is perfect for growing tea.
Kukicha is manufactured in a unique way: it is made from the stems rather than the leaves of the plant so it contains hardly any caffeine and few tannins.
It can be enjoyed at any time of day, hot or iced, and goes well with both sweet and savoury dishes. An unusual, multi-faceted tea that you have to try!
- Kyushu island, Japan
- Tea colour:
- Green tea
Notes: vegetal, fruity, iodine, mint