My favorite tea this month is from Mitoku. It is called Nagata Organic Brown Rice Kukicha and it tastes like happy twigs. I thoroughly enjoy it.
An interesting quote from the Mitoku Company: "In Japan, kukicha has been stigmatized as a poor man's drink, because, like brown rice, it brings back memories of the days of deprivation during and after World War II. Macrobiotics founder George Ohsawa introduced kukicha to the West forty years ago. Since it contains only one-tenth the caffeine of sencha and because it is the most alkalinizing Japanese tea, Ohsawa considered it to be the most balanced beverage. Indeed, kukicha is an excellent complement to the grain-based, mostly vegetarian diet he advocated."

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