Kukicha consists of the twigs, stems & stalks of the tea tree (camellia sinensis), roasted to a nutty, mildly sweet perfection. A different & delicious tea, which is growing in popularity.
STEEP: 1 generous teaspoon per 8 ounce cup for 2 minutes @ 180°
Love this tea. I tasted it the first time while visiting an ashram in Massachusetts back in 1996, and it still tastes just as good. Robust and flavorful.