My Tea Break

Rediscovering Tea around the world

Kukicha Japanese Green Tea

A few months ago I bought this delicious Japanese green Tea – Kukicha– in a shop in Madrid called Bomec –

Kukicha is a variety of Japanese green Tea. It is quite special as it is made of stems, stalks and twigs of the Camellia Sinensis. Therefore, this Tea is also known as Twig Tea!

Due to this mixture, Kukicha Tea has a very unique and distinctive aroma and flavour. It is light and fresh, mildly nutty and slightly sweet in flavour.

How to prepare the Tea:

  • Water temperature: between 70°C to 80°C (155°F – 180°F). 
  • You can infuse up to four times
  • Infusion times: 1 – 3 minutes

Health Benefits:

  • Low in caffeine, so you can drink it all day long and it is great for those wanting to limit their intake of caffeine.
  • High level of antioxidants, which helps preventing free radicals.
  • Contains proven anti-carcinogens, which aid in preventing and fighting cancer, as well as other diseases.
  • Some studies suggest that it is great for diabetics as helps stabilising blood sugar levels.

Happy Tea Break,



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