Our Organic Kukicha is made from the stems of young tea leaves separated during our Organic Sencha Asamushi's refining process. Kukicha is often known as "stem tea" or called "twig tea". Since kukicha is made up of primarily stems, it has a higher concentration of L-theanine and lower amount of caffeine compared to leaf-only green teas. This gives it a natural sweetness and makes it a relaxing tea that can be enjoyed any time of day without inducing sleepiness. Our Organic Kukicha has a mildly sweet, refreshing vegetal flavor, and a pleasant fragrance.