Japan, Kagoshima Prefecture
"Twig" tea consists wholly of the twigs of the tea shrub. Kukicha is made by steaming the stalks before processing in order to halt fermentation. Distinctive Japanese green profile. Cup tends lightly vegetative leading to a beguiling finish loaded with malt. It produces a clear, bright, taste with a clean light mouth feel. Antioxidant level high. Caffeine level low.
Bring water to a boil. 1 tsp per 6 oz cup. Prepare by steeping or simmer in a pan for 10 minutes. Strain.