Soothing, satisfying tea of gas fired cauldron roasted tea twigs and mature leaves. Aged 2 to 3 years after roasting. Kukicha was promoted by George Ohsawa in the 1960s as the everyday tea, with every meal. Refreshing, yet not stimulating. Antioxidant health benefits. Ideal at meal's end. Lowest caffeine of Eden teas, 90% less than brewed coffee. 50% kukicha tea and 50% apple juice is an excellent children's beverage.