$5.00 flat shipping fee when shipping within the USA | Free Shipping on all domestic orders above $50 Free shipping on all domestic orders above $50

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
97%
(29)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Christabelle Bonita-Reyes
Savory, chocolate

Reminds me of chocolate - smooth, bold and savory.

G
Genesis Navasca
Lovely

Easy going kukicha with big flavor.

T
Todd
Beautiful Flavor

Wonderful grassy and sweet flavor and great for an everyday brew!

D
Dylan C.
Nothing to complain about

Quality tea for the price. Not as expansive as others, but still very good.

A
Amanda Stinchecum
An “everyday tea” from 2020: even a year after harvest still gratifying

Kettl's 2020-harvest Kukicha has become my everyday tea. Even though it is Kettl’s least expensive tea, and not from the new harvest, it still yields a gratifying sweetness, umami and even fragrance, with no bitterness (my most recent purchase was packed in mid-March 2021). Unlike the 2021-harvest shincha I tried, meh. Given my druthers, I would rather be drinking hand-picked Sencha from the hills around Uji and aged through the summer after harvest, while I wait, this is a great choice.

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
97%
(29)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Christabelle Bonita-Reyes
Savory, chocolate

Reminds me of chocolate - smooth, bold and savory.

G
Genesis Navasca
Lovely

Easy going kukicha with big flavor.

T
Todd
Beautiful Flavor

Wonderful grassy and sweet flavor and great for an everyday brew!

D
Dylan C.
Nothing to complain about

Quality tea for the price. Not as expansive as others, but still very good.

A
Amanda Stinchecum
An “everyday tea” from 2020: even a year after harvest still gratifying

Kettl's 2020-harvest Kukicha has become my everyday tea. Even though it is Kettl’s least expensive tea, and not from the new harvest, it still yields a gratifying sweetness, umami and even fragrance, with no bitterness (my most recent purchase was packed in mid-March 2021). Unlike the 2021-harvest shincha I tried, meh. Given my druthers, I would rather be drinking hand-picked Sencha from the hills around Uji and aged through the summer after harvest, while I wait, this is a great choice.

Kukicha #1 | 茎茶

Kukicha #1 | 茎茶
  • Kukicha #1 | 茎茶
  • Kukicha #1 | 茎茶
  • Kukicha #1 | 茎茶
Purchase Options
Delivery Frequency
$18.00


About Kukicha #1 | 茎茶

Description: A blend of stems and leaf from the hills of Fukuoka. Kukicha boasts a beautiful glowing green color, rich fruity aroma, and a slightly toasty finish. Poised and refined but priced to be enjoyed daily. Kukicha is often we wind ourselves drinking at home. Brimming with flavor and aroma, it is about as satisfying a tea you can find.

What is so special about this tea? The word "Mottainai" in Japanese roughly translates to "waste nothing" - and this is a direct product of that mind frame. The stems and irregular pieces that are removed during the finishing process of sencha are reconstituted along with some sencha leaf. My favorite part of this process is that you capitalize on all parts of the plant. The tea stem has a wonderfully fruity character that you often miss in sencha - and when the stem comes from as high quality of tea plants as ours, you get beautiful balance and a notable savory tang. If you are looking for a deeply satisfying tea for daily consumption, look no further

Recommended for: the perfect balance of easy-going and sophisticated. A great choice anytime.



Notes on Production

 

Multi Grower | Single Producer | Multi Cultivar

Blended stem and leaf from premium sencha

Cultivars: Mixed



Tasting Notes

Citrus | Toasty | Savory Tang


Origin

Fukuoka, Japan



Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 30 reviews
97%
(29)
3%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Christabelle Bonita-Reyes
Savory, chocolate

Reminds me of chocolate - smooth, bold and savory.

G
Genesis Navasca
Lovely

Easy going kukicha with big flavor.

T
Todd
Beautiful Flavor

Wonderful grassy and sweet flavor and great for an everyday brew!

D
Dylan C.
Nothing to complain about

Quality tea for the price. Not as expansive as others, but still very good.

A
Amanda Stinchecum
An “everyday tea” from 2020: even a year after harvest still gratifying

Kettl's 2020-harvest Kukicha has become my everyday tea. Even though it is Kettl’s least expensive tea, and not from the new harvest, it still yields a gratifying sweetness, umami and even fragrance, with no bitterness (my most recent purchase was packed in mid-March 2021). Unlike the 2021-harvest shincha I tried, meh. Given my druthers, I would rather be drinking hand-picked Sencha from the hills around Uji and aged through the summer after harvest, while I wait, this is a great choice.

Success! Feel free to continue shopping or head to your cart .