Taste notes: spicy, creamy, nutty
Ingredients: fine tea stems, stalks, and twigs
Recipe: 12-15g/l / 1,5-2min / 75-80°C
Certified Organic (DE-ÖKO-039)
Bōcha, also known as Kukicha has its original traditional tea gardens in the region of Uji. Located south of the city of Kyoto on the main island of Honshu, Uji is the oldest area of tea production in Japan. After selling their best teas to rich and imperial families, farmers had the idea to use the remaining stems to make and sell tea more cheaply. It was called “the tea of the poor”. However, this idea is becoming less and less common, and its flavour and health benefits are highly valued and recognized. Kukicha has a unique flavour and aroma among teas, due to its being composed of parts of the tea plant that are excluded from most other teas.