This organic green tea quality is largely composed of the leaf stalks, the so-called "Kuki", which are obtained during the production of Sencha or Bancha. It is, therefore, nearly free of caffeine, but rich in trace elements. Toasted Kukicha is a particular green tea specialty with strong, sweetish taste. The mild coffee note reminds a little of dark chocolate.
Ingredients: Toasted Japanese Kuki stalks
Prep: 3g tea stalks (1 mega-heaping tsp) per 8 oz cup of filtered water, boiled then cooled to 194ºF. Allow to brew 2-3 min.