Japanese Tea - "Organic Kuki-cha"
From Nagasaki, Japan (Kyushu, in southern Japan)
-Organic Kuki-cha [100g]
Kukicha is tea made from collecting twigs which have dropped out during the selection and sorting process for sencha and gyokuro tea leaves. It is also known by different names such as “Shiraore” depending on the region. Kukicha is easy to drink thanks to its light and simple taste. It is an easy tea to brew, as it releases less bitterness and astringency than other teas even when prepared with boiling water.
“cha” means “tea” in Japanese.
【How to serve fragrant Japanese tea】
(the proper way to serve)
1) Boil water and adjust it to the proper temperature for each kind of tea
(Kuki-cha : 80-85degrees; Genmai-cha/Hoji-cha : 90-95degrees.)
2) Warm up the cups and pot before hand. (not necessary at CIBI)
3) Put an adequate amount of tealeaves and add just enough water to cover the leaves in the pot.
4) Steep for proper time (approx. 1-2 mins). Then serve.