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Kukicha Green Tea

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • 5 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

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Green tea has gained tremendous popularity in the last decade or so because of the huge amount of health benefits that it possesses. Its origin lies in Japan and is also known as bōcha. This unique Japanese blend of green tea is special because unlike other teas, it is not made of leaves but rather from twigs, stems, and stalks. This is the reason it is also known as twig tea, stem tea, or stalk tea worldwide. These parts belong to the plant Camellia sinensis.

This tea is highly popular in Japan and has a slightly sweet flavor to it with a fresh green aroma. The reason for it being sweet is because of the presence of L-theanine which is naturally produced in its roots and thus transferred to the stems.

Here we have the easiest Kukicha Green Tea recipe that you can make at home. The recipe serves one and you can double the ingredients accordingly.

Health Benefits

  • Is rich in calcium and contains more calcium than cow’s milk, approximately six times, which is why it is helpful in building bone density
  • It contains ample amount of vitamins which includes vitamin A, vitamin B complex and vitamin C hence fulfilling your daily requirement of vitamins
  • Kukicha green tea helps reduce high blood pressure, lowers the cholesterol levels, and helps in combating fatigue
  • The properties that the stems and twigs of this plant hold, helps in slowing the signs of aging and aids in skin healing.

It also helps in cleansing your body from toxins, aids in digestion, and provides energy.

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How to Make Kukicha Green Tea

  1. Add Kukicha into a pot or in a kyusu (Japanese Teapot)
  2. Pour water over it and bring the water to a boil
  3. Let the water boil for 1 minute and then remove the pot from the heat
  4. Now pour the brewed tea into cups to warm them up and serve it
  5. Add lemon juice or mint leaves as per your liking

Trivia

  • Material for Kukicha tree is obtained from the produce of Sencha or Matcha
  • Kukicha is available readily as a green tea but is also available in more oxidized processing.

One of the highlights of this tea is that it is naturally very low in caffeine

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