TJ34: Organic KuKi Cha Green Kamakura - Organic
An organic green tea with smooth character and delicate fresh hay flavor notes. Naturally low in caffeine.
Brewing Instructions: (from Upton Tea Imports)
2¼ g/cup, 180°F, 3 min.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 2 reviewsI just received a package of this Kukicha today, and immediately decided to give it a go.
Lately I've been brewing in a pseudo-gong fu style...using a lidded tasting set as my gaiwan (actually works quite well). But I recently ordered a couple of gaiwans that should be here soon.
Steeped 2 teaspoons in 4 ounces of 175 degree water for 30 seconds. A second infusion was for 40 seconds.
Like Alex I also found the aroma to be sencha-like. Quite pleasant I think.
The color is yellowish green. I enjoy the flavor. Very much a Japanese tea flavor that I find refreshing, and I didn't detect to much bitterness with short infusions.
Looking forward to experimenting more with this tea using various steeping times and temps.
Alex Zorach (1274 reviews) on Feb. 10th, 2010
Brewing at a high temperature makes this tea much more bitter and significantly more astringent, but, unlike many green teas, leaves the aroma relatively intact. Although I like bitterness, I prefer brewing this tea at a lower temperature, as this one is bitter enough on its own.
I haven't had much luck making multiple infusions. If you're going to do it, make the first one briefer than 3 minutes--after 3 minutes little aroma is left and the second cup is mostly just bitter and astringent.
This tea seems a bit pricey, especially since it's not great for multiple infusions, but I have found that very little leaf (or should I say twig) is needed to brew a flavorful cup. Unless you like really strong green tea, a little of this stuff will go a long way!
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