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Yokota Tea Garden: Kuki (Stems) Houjicha

Yokota #03: Kuki (Stems) Houjicha - 1
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A roasted collection of larger stems from leaves harvested in the summer by the Yokota family in Sayama, Saitama, just north of Tokyo. Lightly smoky in flavor, and low in caffeine due to the summer harvest and roasting process.


  • Name: Kuki (Stems) Houjicha
  • Japanese name: 茎ほうじ茶
  • Ingredients: Green tea
  • Cultivar: Yabukita
  • Harvest: Summer
  • Region: Sayama, Saitama
  • Tea Farm: Yokota Tea Garden
  • Location: 12-5 Sawa, Sayama, Saitama 350-1303 JAPAN


Consider also cold steeping or ice steeping (see Steeping Techniques).

  • Tea: 5 grams.
  • Time60 seconds.
  • Water: 90C/194F, 200 ml
  • Resteep 3x.

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