Twig Tea (Kukicha)
Twig tea, kukicha, or stem tea is a green tea variety made from the stems of the Camellia sinensis plant instead of the leaves.
Because stems naturally have less caffeine than tea leaves, twig tea generally has less caffeine than regular green tea.
However, this varies among brands and varieties.
The amount listed above is for Stash Tea's Kukicha, which was independently tested by The Journal of Food Science and represents 2 grams of twig tea steeped in 8 fl.oz. of hot water.
Twig tea tastes best when steeped for less than a minute at 70 degrees C to 80 degrees C (155 F - 180 F). Longer steeping extracts more caffeine and bitterness.
The journal of Food Science steeped their sample for 5 minutes.
Ingredients in Twig Tea (Kukicha)
Stems of the Camellia sinensis
Sugar content: Contains no sugar.Compare Sugar Content
Twig Tea (Kukicha) contains 3.12 mgs of caffeine per fluid ounce (10.57mg/100 ml).
Caffeine (mg) per Ounce