kukicha

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Japanese 茎茶 (kukicha).

Noun[edit]

kukicha (uncountable)

  1. A Japanese tea blend made from stems, stalks, and twigs.
    • 2008 June 4, Florence Fabricant, “Homemade Sodas Dressed for a Night Out”, in New York Times[1]:
      The current flavors, are, left to right, ginger and kaffir lime; hibiscus and rhubarb; cola with a base of kukicha, a kind of Japanese tea made from twigs and stalks; and Concord grape and thyme.

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