In Kyoto, Kukicha is called 'Karigane' and is produced using Gyokuro instead of Sencha. This Karigane has a special umami flavor that balances the green, vegetal flavor you love in a Kukicha.
Insider Tip: We recommend beginning with a one minute infusion and then playing with infusions times to find a flavor and strength you love.
Caffeine Level: Low.
Grown in Asahina, Shizuoka, this Karigane Kukicha is made from first flush Gyokuro twigs, stems, and stalks. While the choicest leaves go into our Gyokuro Kin, this tea is a fabulous addition to our collection and we love that Kukicha utilizes other parts of the tea plant, allowing us to enjoy the artisty of these growers even more.
Ingredients: Green tea from Japan.