Anyone who spends any time around me will see me drinking my signature, favourite tea, kukicha!
Japanese twig tea
Kukicha is a Japanese tea – either a green tea blend of both leaves and twigs from the tea plan (Camellia sinensis) or a pure tea, made from just the twigs and stems. The twigs are steamed, then dried, aged, and gently roasted to create a rich, toasty, dark tea. This taste is unlike other teas made from the leaves of the plant and often appeals to those who aren’t usually tea fans or coffee drinkers for its darkness.
Kukicha is very low in caffeine and is particularly associated with the macrobiotic diet. It is alkalinizing and is very easy on digestion, which makes it a great choice for people who are sensitive to caffeine or with digestive troubles. Check out this page about home remedies from kukicha.