- Tea Brewing 101
Kukicha, or "Stem Tea", is a tea that is made of twigs, stalks, and twigs. Our "Suzume" Kukicha tea is a tea made from Summer harvest of Tencha tea, which is traditionally used to make Matcha.
It has a warm sweetness with hints of mocha, an aroma of wood smoke and apricot, and is smooth with a rounded finish.
|Processing:||Steamed, Dried, Roasted|
Serving Recommendation:Hot Brew:
Tea: 3g or 1 tbsp Water: 180ml
Temperature: 80 C° Time : 2 mins
Re-steep 3 - 4x*
Preparing Our Teas
Brewing tea can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if its your first time! Here's a temperature and steeping guide for the teas that we offer.
|Method||Weight (grams)||Water / Temperature||Steeping time*||Re-steep?|
|Hot Brew|| 2 grams
|150ml / 90°C||30 - 60s||3 - 5x|
|Cold Brew|| 10 grams
|1 Litre / Cold||8+ hours in Fridge||1 - 2x|
|Teabags||1 Teabag||150ml / 90°C||30 - 60s||3 - 5x|
Hot brew teas are recommended as a warm accompaniment for a meal, or as a morning, afternoon, or even evening beverage as our teas contain a much lower amount of caffeine as compared to Coffee or even Matcha.
For convenience, Cold Brew teas are recommended as it can be made well in advance and it also draws out the natural sweetness of the teas without the bitterness normally associated with teas.