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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 23 reviews

excellent quality

My favorite!

Kukica is my favorite green tea. Fresh tasting, plus it never makes me feel hungry. I know that sounds odd, but some teas make me feel like I need to eat. Kukica always agrees with me.

Great tea

Nice amount of umami
Perfect sweetness
Great for days you are looking for a lighter brew than a heavily shaded sencha

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.

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