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Shizuoka Kukicha
We are pleased to present this special green tea treat from Shizuoka Prefecture in central Japan (arrow below). Made from both the tender young leaves and stems of the tea plant, Kukicha ("twig tea") is steamed immediately after harvest to bring out its deep green color and rich flavor.

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Kukicha
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PREPARATION:
Kukicha may be prepared in a regular teapot or a traditional steeping cup (known as a gaiwan). Preheat the vessel with hot water and fill with 1-2 teaspoons of leaf per 8 oz of water. Kukicha should be brewed with relatively cool water [55°-65°C (131°-149°F)] 1-2 min. and served in pre-warmed cups. Alternatively, use hotter water and an infusion time of 10-20 sec.

Kukicha