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Kukicha #1 | 茎茶

Packaging Size: 100g & 500gr

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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


Fukuoka, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
I love this tea

I love this tea!

Everyday Delight

Kukicha is my everyday choice of tea for a satisfying and delicious experience. I drink it all day long as it comes to life again and again as I add the water to the original morning brew. In this time of isolation at home during the pandemic, it is one of the comforts I enjoy regularly. Kettl is a wonderful company and a fine resource for tea lovers.

clean and bright

i love this kukicha. its very clean and fresh tasting. very refreshing with food.


Kukicha #1 | 茎茶

Delicious Kukicha

The other reviewers here have hit the nail on the head. Kettl's kukicha is full-flavored and absolutely delicious. Perfect as an afternoon cup of tea. I order 100 grams about a month ago and I've had it most afternoons as a treat. Make sure you're following the brewing recommendation and you can't go wrong. For the second steep I go very quick 5-10 seconds and I can get four nice steeps out of this. I'm very happy with this purchase!

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