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Do you know Kukicha tea? We talk about this beverage on the International Tea Day

How did something that was considered a waste become a luxury item?

From Japan and known as “stem tea
“stem tea
because of its direct translation -Kuki translates as stem and Cha means tea-, this type of beverage was formerly the “poor man’s tea” since it was made from the waste from other types of tea.
Therefore, it was not until its magnificent properties were discovered that people began to invest in this type of tea.

One of its main characteristics is that it contains less caffeine than other teas, but more minerals and vitamins present in the stems. Due to its low caffeine content, it is a drink that can be enjoyed at any time of the day without worrying about the dreaded insomnia.
What are the benefits of this drink? As with other varieties, the benefits of benefits of tea range from helping from helping with fluid retention to providing hydration to our body, we tell you about the benefits of Kukicha!

  • It has a high calcium content that helps you keep your bones strong, and prevents diseases such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatism.
  • The combination of antioxidants and vitamins helps your immune system against harmful pathogens of various kinds and also allows you to recover more quickly.
  • It is diuretic, especially recommended if you tend to retain liquids.
  • Due to its minimal caffeine and theine content, it does not prevent sleep like other varieties of tea and can be consumed at night.
  • It helps regulate and reduce blood sugar levels, eliminate toxins and protect the mucous membranes.

Preparing it is as easy as with the other varieties of tea, just keep in mind that the longer you let the tea steep, the more bitter the infusion will be. So when a minute and a half has passed, we recommend that you remove the infuser from your thermos-bottle to enjoy it.

Boil the water at about 80º C and introduce the tea leaves in the infuser of the thermos. Did you know that you can make three or four infusions with the same strands? To prepare Kukicha tea, two tablespoons of tea per cup and water are used.

Did you know that tea is one of the oldest beverages in the world?

This drink, which originated in China, spread slowly but steadily.
International Tea Day is celebrated on May 21 and, although the exact date of its origin is not known for sure, there are legends about it.
One of them says that it was the emperor Shen-Nung who, one day, when he was sitting under the shade of a tree to rest and boil water as usual, some leaves fell into the water he was preparing.

 

Shen-Nung tasted it and felt comforted, so he immediately had seeds of the wild tree planted. And so tea was born, in the year 2,737 B.C., according to Chinese legend.

Today, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, at an increasing rate of 15,000 cups per second. Therefore, on International Tea Day, the aim is to help small producers in the main tea exporting countries, in addition to to offer and strengthen workers’ rights.

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Now that you know the benefits of tea, and the origin of the Kukicha variety… do you dare to try it? You can prepare it with the
BRUSHBOO bamboo cutlery
bamboo cutlery, which also includes a bamboo straw to drink it and with the
thermos-bottle
so you can take it with you everywhere you go.

A healthy addiction!

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