Budget Kukicha?

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May 16th, '11, 12:48
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Budget Kukicha?

by michaelb3600 » May 16th, '11, 12:48

On a long-ago Chinatown NY tea stock-up, I was able to get bags of Yamamotoyama Green Kukicha that looked very similar to this:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/7 ... A1500_.jpg

It was in the >$5 bag range. I loved it, it became my everyday tea. Does anyone have any tips for inexpensive kukicha I could use as a replacement? I don't like the roasted kind very much, and that's mostly what I see. My wallet needs a break after Shincha orders :D

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May 16th, '11, 14:14
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Re: Budget Kukicha?

by teaisme » May 16th, '11, 14:14

This is probably as budget as you can get
http://cgi.ebay.com/Japanese-Green-Tea- ... 2310c7c933

I bet you can win the bid with around 10-15 bucks. I really wonder where this guy gets his tea

Or for some guaranteed quality you can go to zencha.net $20 for 200g (free shipping), or yuukicha $8/100g (no free shipping)

I drink the yuuki one when its around, probably my favourite kukicha I have tried so far and very good value

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