YOKOTA TEA KUKI (STEMS) HOJICHA
Yokota Tea Garden / Sayama, Saitama, Japan / 2021
50 g bag
A kukicha (twig tea), or stem tea, is made with parts of the tea plant that are usually not used for making other common types of tea like sencha. This tea from Yokota Tea Garden is a roasted stem tea, and specifically with stems/stalks coming from their summer harvest in Sayama, Saitaima prefecture. Lightly smoky and earthy in flavor, and low in caffeine due to the summer harvest and roasting process, this kuki hojicha has a lovely gentle sweetness and nuttiness.