Our Organic Kukicha is made from the stems, stalks and twigs of the tea trea plant, giving it a mildly nutty, and slightly creamy sweet flavor. Kukicha is considered a macrobiotic tea because of its alkalizing properties and low caffeine level.
Kukicha Green Tea contains minerals such as Zinc, Selenium, Copper, Manganese, and Fluoride. This tea also contains Vitamins C, B1, B2, Niacin, Vitamin A, Theanine, Catechins (polyphenols), Flavonoids, and Amino Acids. Kukicha has six times more calcium than cows milk, and 2 1/2 times more Vitamin C than oranges
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Terrible tea for green tea enthusiasts. I was expecting an unroasted Kukicha, but this one is more of a Hojicha. Perhaps better suited for black tea connoisseurs.
This is not at all like a green tea, however, I really like it. It took a couple sips to get used to it. At first, to me it mainly tasted like I steeped some sticks in water… I just got a woody taste. But after a moment, I started to actually notice more of the actual flavor of the tea behind it — it’s almost maple-like. I really enjoy it now! So give it a few sips if at first you aren’t sure about it.
I don’t entirely agree with the previous review about it being better suited for black tea connoisseurs… I would more argue that it is its own thing — not more like a black or green tea.
Timothy Tikker –
I drink kukicha because it’s the Standard Issue beverage for the macrobiotic diet — in other words, I didn’t approach this as a tea connoisseur seeking an exotic taste adventure. I had no preconceptions about how it should taste. That said, I have come to enjoy is flavor very much, finding it soothing and comforting. More importantly, it has also proven vital for my health, as drinking it regularly remedies my chronic urinary tract disorder. Additionally, I have found that kukicha makes the most delicious kombucha, providing an irresistible dark, smoky flavor.
Thomas Pogreba –
I received this as part of a sampler subscription. I like most kinds of green tea, but this one had an odd taste and an undesirable aftertaste. I also see from the description that it is low in caffeine which is another detractor for me. Cudos to those who like it, but not for me.