Green Kukicha is a bright, fresh tea from Japan consisting of the yellow stems and green leaves of the tea plant. The resulting tea has less caffeine than green tea from leaves alone. In the cup, this tea produces a sweet vegetal taste true to Japanese teas with a hint of the ocean flavor.
Another name for this tea is Bocha or twig tea.
Bring filtered or spring water to 160°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.