What is Roasted Kukicha?
Kukicha, twig tea, and Houjicha, roasted tea, are found only in Japan and are a rare type of tea in the world of green tea. Consequently Roasted Kukicha is an even more unique tea. Roasted Kukicha has become a popular tea like Houji-Kukicha or Karigane Houjicha. The roasting eliminates the grassy flavor that some people don't like while good Umami is left. This robust and Umami harmony is specially appreciated at high end Japanese restaurants in Japan. Houji-Kukicha is often served in traditional Japanese restaurants between or after meals to refresh your pallet.