Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Kukicha Tea (also known as “Twig Tea” and “'Bōcha”) is a Japanese Tea made from the stems and stalks of Sencha. The inclusion of these parts of the plant makes it especially unique and delicious.
We pack Kukicha Green Tea fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory. This ensures not only quality but also consistency with every cuppa brewed. Be sure to buy it and try it today.
Kukicha Tea Taste and Character
People first started drinking Kukicha Green Tea as a cheaper alternative to “pure” Loose Leaf Green Tea. However, it has since become popular unto itself.
When brewed to perfection, it has a light, delicate flavour with herbaceous notes and nutty, buttery undertones. It is a true delight from start to finish, one that will, undoubtedly, have you making another cup in no time at all!
Kukicha Tea Caffeine Content
The fact that Kukicha is the product of stems and stalks, which workers harvest from May to June, means that it has less caffeine than other varieties. You can expect no more than 3.12mg of caffeine per 8-oz serving, making it an excellent alternative should you need to cut down your intake. And, better still, what it lacks in the stimulant, it makes up for in potent antioxidants.
Kukicha Tea Nutrition and Antioxidants
An abundance of vitamins and minerals exist in Kukicha Tea. Among them are Vitamins A, B and C, calcium, copper, fluoride, manganese, selenium and zinc.
These combined can combat free radicals in the body, which works on a molecular level to reduce the risk of numerous chronic conditions. We’ll talk more about Kukicha Tea benefits momentarily. Allow us first to show you how to make Kukicha Tea.
Kukicha Tea Brewing Instructions
1, Put Green Tea into a Tea Infuser or Filter.
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
3, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
4, Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste.
How to Serve: Consider honey or lemon. Alternatively, serve without accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a light, delicate flavour with herbaceous notes and nutty, buttery undertones.
Kukicha Tea Benefits
The antioxidant strength of the infusion is the primary reason for Kukicha Green Tea benefits. Studies indicate that it can, among other qualities, support the immune system, aid digestion, enhance cognitive function and improve skin health.
You can even lower your chances of developing type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease from frequent consumption. And that’s only the beginning.
Kukicha Tea Weight Loss
Would you believe that Kukicha Tea health benefits extend to your waistline? This is because it boosts the metabolism of fat cells, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.
Periods of exercise will then, most likely, produce better, perhaps even more noticeable results. It is a low-calorie choice, too, making it a great choice over sugary, fatty soft drinks.
Kukicha Tea Pregnancy
Kukicha Tea’s theanine levels might help expecting mothers suffering from anxiety and mild depression. However, like any Tea to come from the Camellia sinensis plant, it has caffeine - albeit less so.
Too much could cause Kukicha Tea side effects. The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, therefore, urge you to seek medical consultation before drinking it. Always rely on the advice of your doctor or midwife.
- TypeGreen Tea
- Health PointsDetox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
- Caffeine LevelLow
- OptionsLoose Tea
- Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon, Evening