Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Ko Kie Cha, or 'Kokie Cha', is a Japanese Green Tea. To create it, Tea producers grind raw leaves and stems into a powder. They then mix it with water and pass it through a mesh. This creates 'strands' of Tea. In terms of its flavour, it sits somewhere between Gyokuro Green Tea and Sencha.
Indeed, when brewed, Ko Kie Cha is low in caffeine and high in taste. It boasts distinct nutty notes with grassy undertones. According to studies, it also comes with health benefits. Research suggests that it can aid digestion and enhance cognitive function.
About Japanese Green Tea
Tea arrived in Japan through Buddhism. Initially, two monks named Saicho and Kukai transported Tea plants from China. It wasn't popularised, however, for another four hundred years, specifically 1211 CE, when a monk named Eisai wrote a book entitled "Kissa Yojoki - How to Stay Healthy by Drinking Tea".
The two-volume publication highlights many Green Tea benefits. In one extract, it read: "Tea is the ultimate mental and medicinal remedy and has the ability to make one's life more full and complete". Japan hasn't looked back since.
Today, Tea continues to have a significant role to play in Japanese culture. Most famous of all is the Japanese Green Tea Ceremony. Teas to have originated from Japan have become increasingly popular in recent years. Some connoisseurs indeed prefer them to China Green Teas!
Ko Kie Cha, in particular, is the choice brew of many. We pack it fresh to order here at our Pluckley-based factory, nestled within the beautiful Kentish countryside.
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew it.
How to Serve: Consider adding honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without any accompaniments to enjoy its full, harmonious flavour.
Tasting Notes: Ko Kie Cha has delectable notes reminiscent of rice with grassy overtones and fresh, earthy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Mustard-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Ko Kie Cha
This beverage can boost the metabolism of fat cells. This, according to studies, enables the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. In turn, this ensures that periods of moderate exercise produce better and, most of all, more noticeable results.
It's important to note, however, that one must partake in an already healthy and active lifestyle for this particular benefit. Indeed, that means morning jogs and salads!