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Organic Premium Kukicha 80g

 16,50 incl. VAT

Kukicha is a Japanese green tea made mostly of the stems and twigs separated from the leaves during the production of teas such as Sencha and Matcha.

IRO organic Premium Kukicha is produced exclusively from the stems and leaves of first-harvest Sencha tea, which give it an unrivalled sophistication and richness.

This tea will certainly be your new favourite thanks to its soft, fruity flavour full of sweetness.

Low in caffeine, Kukicha tea is delicious hot but can also be brewed cold to create an excellent sugar and calorie-free homemade iced tea.

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Thé Kukicha bio IRO Premium japonais de Shizuoka (thé de tiges) feuilles et thé préparé

Kukicha is the ultimate “waste-free” tea. Instead of throwing away the stems and twigs separated from the leaves during the process for producing Sencha or Matcha tea, we reuse them to make another tea!

However, it is hard to find a fine-quality Kukicha tea because they are mostly made from a mixture of stems from different harvests, stems from late harvests or old stems and twigs that are then roasted.

With our IRO organic Premium Kukicha, we wanted to create a truly exceptional tea, which is why we use exclusively 100% organic Sencha tea stems and leaves from the first spring harvest. These carefully selected stems come from tea bushes cultivated by our expert, eco-friendly Japanese farmers in the mountainous region of Shizuoka.

Kukicha tea has the benefit of being low in theine (caffeine) because the stems contain much less than the leaves.

This tea can be enjoyed at all ages, at all times of the day and even by those who are sensitive to caffeine.

Kukicha tea is rich in minerals, trace elements and amino acids; it has positive effects on the metabolism, is a good alkaliser and is also recommended for macrobiotic diets.

As well as enjoying a cup of hot IRO Premium Kukicha tea, it also makes an exquisite cold brew, which brings out its naturally fruity and surprisingly sweet flavour.

Brewing suggestions

Hot brew

Thé vert Kukicha bio IRO Premium japonais de Shizuoka versé dans deux tasses

For 1 person: brew 2-3 grams of Kukicha (2 teaspoons) in 60-100 ml of water at 70 degrees for 60 to 90 seconds.

For more than one person, adjust the quantities accordingly and pour a little at a time moving from cup to cup until the very last drop to balance the flavour.

Fine quality Japanese green tea can be brewed several time using the same leaves. For a second brew, use 60 to 100 ml of water at 80 degrees and leave to brew for just 20 to 30 seconds.

Cold brew

Thé vert Kukicha bio IRO Premium japonais de Shizuoka préparé en infusion à froid et versé dans une gourde

For a delicious homemade iced tea: 15 to 20 grams of Kukicha in 1 litre of cold water.

Leave to infuse in the fridge (you can purchase special bottles for cold infusions) for at least 3 hours or preferably overnight.

Filter the tea (for example, with a Matcha tea strainer) and enjoy with or without ice.

You can then infuse the same tea leaves a second time with cold water for 12 to 24 hours in the fridge for a second, lighter and even more refreshing iced tea.

Tip: try different brewing methods, adjusting the proportions of tea and water according to your taste so that you really enjoy your Kukicha!

Additional information for connoisseurs

Altitude of the tea fields: 400 to 600 metres

Cultivation: non-shaded

Stems: 100% first-harvest Sencha tea

Steaming: short (Asamushi)

Thé vert Sencha bio IRO Premium japonais de Shizuoka préparé dans un kyusu traditionnel

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Additional information

Weight 80 g
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 20 cm

1 review for Organic Premium Kukicha 80g

  1. Priya Goel

    Writing from Paris.
    This was my first order for the Kukicha tea.🍵
    Order came quick in a few days. 📦
    Nice resealable packaging, and clear description about the Kukicha.
    After opening , nice uplifting roasted aroma and like freshness to it 🤗
    Taste of this Kukicha tea was enjoyable and pleasant to the taste buds and relaxing sensation after drinking it. Overall very pleased with my first purchase and will buy it again. 👍🍵

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